All Classes do their online safety unit in the Autumn Term
See details from 2023s online safety week:
Our class had so much fun with the Chicken Clicking Story that we decided to make our very own laptop. Children have used cereal boxes and by cutting and sticking different materials on it, they made the screen and keyboard of their laptops.
Recycling our big boxes in class, children worked together to create a big one to stay in classroom. They cut out letters - which they all could sound out, and added numbers to the keyboard too. The best part was how to create the screen. We agreed to share pictures of things that would bring us happiness and joy. We also talked about how to stay safe when we are online and who to talk to if we need help online.
In Year 1, we talked about how to be safe online. We read a Digiduck story called Digiduck’s Big Decision. This story was all about how to be a good friend online. The children knew that being a good friend online and in real life is exactly the same. We must always be kind! We also talked about who we would go to if the children were worried about something they had seen online. We know it is always important to go to a trusted adult for help. The children completed an activity showing how to a good friend online using pictures to show this. The children then drew their handprint and labelled each finger with a trusted adult they would go to for help if they were worried about something online.
Year 2 have enjoyed internet safety day, where we learned about how to stay safe online and created a list of rules and posters to express these.
Year 3 have been exploring themes around online safety and starting conversation about online usage. We had a lively discussion about what apps and websites we used and looked at the age restrictions for them. We also investigated our digital footprints looking at how our browsing history can build up. We produced some SMART posters and got good advice about how to stay safe online.
In Year 4 we discussed healthy screen time and not getting sucked into the internet for too long, as not only does it affect our eyes and being inactive, it also affects our wellbeing. We recalled FRED’s visit in October. FRED which stands for; Food, Rest, Exercise and Devices. The FRED image below shows how if we don’t have a good balance of these in our lives we can turn very grumpy and it affects our wellbeing in a negative way. We also discussed this year’s Online Safety Day Theme: ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online. The children had a rich discussion on how the SMART rules can help us stay safe online and give us a positive experience.
As part of internet safety day, year 5 received a visit from the local PCSOs who chatted to them about social media and issues that arise through having access to this type of online content. We had a great discussion about the legal age limit for social media and the class was very surprised to learn that WhatsApp, for example, should not be used by anyone under the age of 16 due to GDPR regulations. We also made Online Safety posters and Comics.
Year 6 had a visit from our local PCSOs Abigail & Mary. They spoke to us about staying safe online especially when using social media platforms such as TikTok, WhatsApp and Instagtram. Did you know the age of consent for WhatsApp has now been increased to 16...No neither did we! Finally, we were able to ask the PCSOs questions about their role in the police. We even got to try on their stab vests!