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SID’s Top Tips

At Lowerplace we love technology and are really lucky to have access to lots of computers and tablets. They are great fun and really help us with our learning. It’s very important that we know how to use computers safely and responsibly. The video below shows how some people do not always behave how they should when online.

Here are SID’s Top Tips to help you stay safe online:

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Surviving the tech summer holiday

As we approach the summer holidays, many children will be spending time on internet enabled devices to help occupy themselves during the long days ahead.

To help stay safe online during the holidays I have prepared a short guide which your child will be taking home tonight.

Our 10 top tips can also be viewed in the images below (click on the images to enlarge).

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Internet safety quizzes and advice

As part of our Safer Internet Day activities, KS2 have been completing quizzes to help them make sensible choices when online. I have been using Kahoot, an excellent website for setting quizzes which you can complete on tablets, phones or computers.

The year 3/4 quiz is based on ‘The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew’, an excellent series of short videos which teachers children the SMART rules of internet safety. You can try the quiz yourself by clicking on the link below.

Internet safety quiz for years 3 and 4

The year 5/6 quiz includes some of the questions from the year 3/4 quiz, but without the videos to help answer them. There are additional questions prompted by this CEOP video. I have included a link rather than embedding the video, as the themes maybe upsetting for some younger children. You can try the quiz by clicking on the link below.

Years 5 and 6 internet safety quiz

The best way for children to stay safe online is for parents and carers to maintain a dialogue with them. I would strongly advise you to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre, and in particular the pages for parents and carers where you can find advice and guidance on a variety of internet safety issues including ISP settings, social network privacy settings and gaming.

If you have ay questions or concerns, please come and see me in school.

Mr Hall

The web we want will…

In the run up to Safer Internet Day 2016, KS2 will be agreeing their own digital rights and responsibilities. This activity has been inspired by the British Library’s project to create a Digital Magna Carta. Here is the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee explaining why we need it:

Now, in your group choose features you would like to to include in the Digital Magna Carta. If you would like some ideas, have a look at this page.

Safer Internet Day 2016

With Safer Internet 2016 day approaching I have been talking with KS1 about the way we use computers and the internet. We discussed how we communicate with each other, what information we should keep private and who we should trust when online. We watched ‘Lee and Kim’s Adventures’ and agreed SID’s four top tips.

Next week, the children will be designing internet safety posters to re-enforce these important messages.

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