Safer Internet Day
We are so proud of our Year 5 Tech. Team, who started off our Safer Internet Day so well with an assembly all about Identify. They gave us lots of information about how we could develop a safe online identity, such as not sharing personal information, using a username and avatar instead of our photograph and thinking about what we post. You were amazing and taught us all so many different ways to be safe. Thank you.
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 protect their identity and what is right and wrong to put online. They also created ‘paper accounts’ ensuring that they protected their identity.
Year 3 thought about how they could represent their identity through the subject of art. They created a portrait to represent themselves.
Year 4 did so much work on online safety and had very sensible discussions about how to stay safe.
Year 5 looked at how they can represent themselves online using avatars, emojis and usernames. They had some fabulous debates about many issues around their online behaviour. It got a bit heated at times!
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.