E Safety Week
Reception and KS1 have been learning how to stay safe online. They have been talking about the internet and have listened to Digiduck's big decision and Smartie the Penguin, who was given a new laptop for his birthday. The children have learned the importance of asking an adult for help when playing on the internet.
Click here to download a PDF Version of Digiduck's big decision.
Click here to visit childenet where you can find out more about Smartie the Penguin.
Year 3 have been watching a series of cartoons that illustrate the 5 e-safety SMART rules.
S - Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you’re chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone numbers and passwords.
M - Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous; not everyone online is who they say they are. Only do so with your parents’ or carers’ permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real world friends and family.
A - Accepting emails, instant and direct messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
R – Information on the internet may not always be true; it may be factually incorrect, out of date, or reflect someone’s personal opinion or beliefs. Anyone can put information on the internet, so always check by looking at other websites, in books, or with someone who knows.
T - Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel upset, worried or uncomfortable, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online. You can also report the behaviour of others to the sites, games and services that you are using.
The cartoons include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.
Click here to watch the cartoons at home.
Year 4 have been using an online game called Cyber Cafe. The game focusses on a character called Griff and his friends. Through the activities in the game year 4 have learned how to stay safe online when using emails, chat rooms, mobile phones and other new technologies.
Click here to play the game.
Year 5 and 6 have been using a new animated series called Play Like Share. the series aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online.
The series follows the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help them in pursuit of their goal, they need to use it wisely and safely.