February 2019

1st February 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019!
On Tuesday 5th February it was Safer Internet Day! The day was celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. 
5/6PB - Children in 5/6PB participated in an online safety quiz in two teams. The children had to discuss scenarios as a group and then give select the most appropriate and safest advice. We had lots of in depth discussions regarding each scenario.
5/6MD - The children discussed all of the different ways that they use the internet at home, such as: watching films on Netflix, using the internet on tablets and keeping in contact with family via Skype. We emphasised the importance of consent and the children considered a range of scenarios where they'd need to ask for or give permission. We also talked through the ways to keep safe online and the children created their own super, top tips!
2SD - As part of our topic work, we have been researching Kenyan animals. Regularly at the start of lessons, we review our keeping safe online routines using our class poster and play quizzes to help to ensure that we know how to keep ourselves safe.
5/6MW - We have looked at different scenarios discussing how to be safe on the internet - this led to a big discussion, which was very helpful for the children. We looked at some research regarding the age appropriateness of social media sites and discussed 'PEGI' ratings of games. In our discussions we also talked about positive/negative aspects regarding being online. We have also watched different videos such as newsround that have detailed the reality of what happens when parents post online and how your internet usage can stay with you whether good or bad and be looked at in years to come. We talked about future employers looking at their online life and coming to conclusions about who they are as a person due to what they have posted.  
For further information about how to keep your children safe online, take a look on the website below. There is a lot of information and advice for parents and carers. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Take a look at some of the children's amazing work below!