Safer Internet Day
Having access to online information and the opportunities that the digital world can offer has many benefits and, for some, it plays an important part of our everyday lives. However, as technology moves on at such a pace, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with new trends and developments, particularly with regard to mobile/gaming technology and secure and safe accessibility to online material.
On Tuesday 8th February 2022 the child participated in a range of activities, practising and learning how to keep safe online. We used different picture books to read to the children to develop their understanding, for example DigiDuck and sharing pictures online. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to join together and create a safer internet for everyone, especially younger users.
Look at the pictures below to see Safer Internet Day in action.
Click on the link below to access a 'How To' guide to set up parent controls on digital devices which children access at home.
Click on the links below to find further information about how to keep your child safe when they are using the internet. There are videos for your child to watch which they have already seen in class.
Each class in Key Stage One have created a class 'E-safety Charter' which can be found next to the computing areas. The children suggested their own ideas having listened to an E-safety story, to understand what it is and how they can keep safe. The children signed their names on the charter to ensure that everyone is kept safe. See below for an example of an 'E-Safety Charter'.
Progression of Skills
“We wanted to “evolve” the online safety messages that children and young people were being taught into something more appropriate; more meaningful; that encouraged reflection; that generated positive outcomes. We wanted to provide the right opportunity for discussion; prompted by appropriate questions accompanied by honest and useful information to shape thinking and challenge misconceptions.” ProjectEvolve
"The Education for a Connected World framework describes the Digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives. It highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it." Education for a Connected World
Key Stage One
Pupils should be taught to:
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies