This year we will be participating in the Safer Internet Day from the UK Safer Internet Centre. This is on Tuesday 8th February, however we are going to be spending some time over the whole week looking at this year's theme: Fun and Games? Exploring respect and relationships online.
Furthermore, we are excited to be inviting back to the school ECP limited, who have provided us with engaging online safety talks for a few years now. Each year group will have an age appropriate workshop based around how to keep themselves safe when online, especially regarding how to make sure their settings keep their details private.
We are delighted to have a webinar session about Online Safety for parents. We have always found the workshops extremely useful and there is always something new to learn, we cannot recommend them enough. Please take the time in your week to sit down and watch the webinar, which can be accessed from Monday 7th February to Sunday 13th February. The session lasts an hour, so have a cup of tea and some biscuits and settle down in a comfy seat.
You can access the session using the link in the email send to you. It will start as soon as you have clicked and entered your details. All forms of digital devices can be used to access the session
If you have any issues, then please let us know.
This year, to engage the children with the important messages for online safety we will be using some exciting picture books. The children will be reading these as a class and discussing what the story is telling them, as well as participating in lessons based on these books.
This year, we are using some engaging picture books to consider how to keep safe and enjoy the internet. As we are thinking about stories telling an important message, we are setting the children the challenge of designing their own comic strip, at home, to promote Online Safety. We are really looking forward to seeing the amazing different designs and the important messages.
Things to think about:
What message do you think other’s need to hear?
What characters are you going to use?
These can be designed on the computer or drawn by hand – whatever you prefer.
Make it bright and colourful and eye catching for the reader, but most importantly, think about the message it is telling.
Competition deadline: Thursday 10th February by 12pm either emailed to
email@example.com or sent into your class teacher.
Winners (one per year group) to be announced on Friday 11th February in assembly.
Good luck and enjoy!
Here are some books that we have come across in regards to Online safety, that may be a usefulway to approach the topic with your child.