Have a look at the wonderful hard work that we did for Safer Internet Day. Some classes spent the whole week on their work and of course we all do work throughout the year.
In Reception, we discussed what is meant by using the internet and the children shared what devices/games they like to play on. We then read a story about Smartie the Penguin who wanted a tablet for his birthday. He got the tablet but when playing on a game a picture of a playing cards and coins appeared that he wasn’t sure about. We then discussed what Smartie should do. The children decided he should tell an adult. The message we all learnt at the end of the story was ‘Before you tap and click, you need to stop and think and tell someone.’ We thought of who the children could tell if they were worried about something they saw when playing online.
Year 1 did lots of work on Hector’s World, DigiDuck and Smartie the Penguin. We also focused on the Adventures of Kim and Lee, thinking about how people can actually pretend to be someone they are not and thinking of online bullying. We made top tips for staying safe online – given the advice from Kim and Lee. We also spoke about personal information and how it needs to be kept safe. We spoke about strangers and how you don’t talk to people in the street you don’t know and need to apply the same rules online.
Year 2 talked about how to stay safe online and came up with some wonderful rules. We had great fun creating a song to stay safe online and recorded it on digital devices.
Year 3 really enjoyed coming up with rules for staying safe online. We then created posters to share our wonderful knowledge with others.
Year 4 did so much work that we had to make it into a booklet! We looked at many areas of online safety and had very sensible discussions about how to stay safe.
Year 5 looked at creating strong passwords. We came up with some tips for strong passwords and checked how long they would take to be cracked. We also made some posters and used augmented reality to bring our posters to life.
Our tips: Make it memorable; make it at least 8 characters long; use a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols and use the first letter of each word in a sentence or song.
Year 6 looked at various ways of staying safe on the internet. Many appropriate questions were asked and we worked out the answers in a sensible and mature way. We created lists of rules and ways that we could stay safe when using a range of devices.