Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
We have Internet Safety Day. Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety has visited the school, he worked with the teachers and staff to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
For the younger years, we used the cartoon below which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
Top Tip 1 : People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.
For the older year groups, we had a special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it.
They were shown the video below to help understand.
This is a useful summary for parents to speak with their children about internet and digital safety:
Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. This is the site www.pclstraining.com/links