Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

We are so proud of our Year 5 children who delivered an assembly on Safer Internet Day. They were all very confident and spoke in a professional way. They taught us lots of ways that we can stay safe when gaming online. They did an interactive quiz where we had to put out thumbs up and down if we thought the advice was good or not. 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

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

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

Year 3 looked at the theme of the day which was “All fun and games?”

We took part in quizzes all about how to stay safe while online and investigated the meaning of SMART (Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliability and Tell) when it comes to being online.

From this we created our own posters targeted at KS1 about being SMART online.

Year 4

During Safer Internet Day, Year 4 enjoyed a variety of tasks about how to keep safe online. The children discussed what information should not be shared with strangers such as their names or address. The children also enjoyed our school assembly which highlighted how to show respect to others online.

Year 5

Year 5 explored the positives and negatives of online gaming. We learnt about the difference between scammers, griefers and trollers and explored different ways that we can stay safe. We also made some 3D maze games to teach others about them. We did a quiz all about staying safe; some of the questions were very tricky. We also managed to create an augmented reality advice poster and played some games with it. I can’t believe that we managed to fit so much into one day! Well done Year 5!

Year 6

Year 6 looked at various ways of staying safe on the internet. We discussed what attributes a bully shows and linked this to how online bullies act – the children were excellent at spotting the signs of online bullying and gave great ideas for what to do if they were to ever be subjected to any online abuse. There were extremely enthusiastic responses in our debate about if communication online should be allowed. It is safe to say that Year 6 feel online communication is valuable, explaining that it is a key form of communication for businesses, communicating with friends and family quickly and from long distances and improving your social life. They were however able to see the downsides of using technology to communicate and came to the conclusion that people need to be taught how to use communication online safely and respectfully, but it overall has many more positives than negatives. 

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: [email protected]

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Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: [email protected]

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