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Talking about Online Safety-NSPCC advice

Talking to your children can be hard, especially about their online activities. They can often talk about things you know nothing about and you don’t know how to respond to them. This only gets more difficult as they children get older and explore different areas of the online world.

The NSPCC has released some information to help you talk to your child and start those sometimes difficult conversations.

You can find the whole article by clicking on this link.

Talking to your child about staying safe online

There is information about:

  • Exploring apps and sites together.
  • Getting online safety advice.
  • Asking them about things they might have seen which make them feel uncomfortable.
  • Talking about how they can stay safe online.
  • Finding out how safe are the sites, apps and games they use?
  • Reassuring them you won’t overreact- you’re just looking out for them.
  • Being share aware- talk about what its ok and not ok to share online.
  • What to do if you’re worried about your child online.
  • Speaking to experts in O2 stores.

Remember, its important to talk to your child about their online activities and what they do. They won’t necessarily come to you with their worries. When we asked the children in school even the youngest Nursery children said they wouldn’t tell a grown up if they had a problem for fear that their device would be taken off them.

Safety Week

Read all about what happened in Y5&6 with Mrs Lohoar on Safer Internet Day 2017

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This week was Safety Week at Prince Edward Primary School, and each year group participated in different activities tied to various aspects of safety. The Year 5s and 6s had four different workshops over two days, including one on e-safety with Mrs Lohoar, and on Tuesday, which was Safer Internet Day around the world,  there was a whole-school assembly about how to stay safe online.

In Mrs Lohoar’s e-safety workshops, we learned all about our responsibilities as digital citizens and how it is up to each of us to look after our own digital footprints. Did you know that your digital footprint lasts forever? We also came up with own own lists of rules on how to use the Internet wisely.

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We took home some information for all of our grown-ups so that they know how they can help us.

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The other Year 5 and Year 6 Safety Week workshops…

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E-Safety

Read all about what happened in Y3&4 with Mr Little on Safer Internet Day 2017

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This week as part of our Safety Week Mr Little and Mr Sieczkarek conducted an experiment with all classes in Year 3 and Year 4 to see just how safe we really were while using the internet.

For the experiment we were told that we would be playing an online game on the iPad. The game we played was Yahtzee. We had to roll five dice to try and get the highest score possible. After a while we noticed that this game had a chat feature and that we had received a message from someone called Max2009Smith. We chatted to Max and he seemed really nice, he told us his name, age, school and that he was off school because he was poorly. He asked for our personal information and we told him our full name, age, street name and school. Unfortunately, we weren’t really playing against Max Smith, we…

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Safety Week

Safer Internet Day 2017

Read all about what happened in Y2 Pearl class on Safer Internet Day 2017

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We have continued to learn about how to be safe today as it is Safer Internet Day.

In Pearl class, we read stories like Chicken Clicking and Penguin Pig to help reinforce the messages of how to stay safe online.

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From this, we used the laptops to think about the key messages that we learnt about from the stories. Here are some of our work.

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In school, we also use Hector the Protector to keep us safe.

Click here to watch the Hector’s World episodes. There are other activities that you can complete here as well.

Pearl class have made some rules that they are going to follow when they are online. Is there anything on their list that they have forgotten?

  • Always make sure that you ask an adult before you go online. 
  • Don’t talk to strangers, even they if they try and talk to you first.
  • Keep your…

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Safety Week 2017

Read all about what happened in Onyx class on Safer Internet Day 2017

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We had a very busy Safety Week this year. As you know already we had a visit from Don and his ambulance on Monday. He helped us think about how to keep ourselves safe and how the ambulance and paramedics can help if we do have an accident. You can read more in the post here. We also wrote our own blog post about the visit which you can see here.

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On Wednesday when we went to the Hall things looked a bit different. It didn’t look safe at all. What do you think would have happened if we’d have done PE without checking? It helped us think that we must always decide if something looks safe before we use it.

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We did a lot of thinking all week about online safety and keeping safe when we use the computers. Tuesday was Safer Internet Day in school. We read…

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Safer Internet Day

Read all about what happened in Nursery on Safer Internet Day 2017

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Today was Safer Internet Day, even though the children in nursery are only 3 and 4 we still had lots to think about for how to keep safe when playing on computers, phones and tablets.

We thought about what to do if we saw things we did not like. Lots of the children spoke about seeing things that were weird or scary that they couldn’t quite describe, especially when they went on youtube.

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We talked about if they would tell a grown-up and nearly everybody said they would at nursery but they wouldn’t at home because they worried their grown-up would take their tablet away. Lots of children spoke about clicking the ‘X’ lots of times to try and get rid of things.

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We talked about when we went online and who decides what we can go on.

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Safer Internet Day 2017- class by class

As always it was a busy day throughout school continuing the ongoing work we do with our children to help reinforce e-safety and being safe on the internet.

We start the Safer Internet message in Nursery (FS1) with our youngest children. You can read their blog post about Safer Internet Day here. Most surprising with our youngest children was that they wouldn’t tell a grown up at home if they had a problem with their computer or tablet because they thought it would get taken off them! Miss Hulme talked to them about how this wasn’t a good idea and how they should make sure to tell a grown up. Please reinforce this message with your children, however old they are.

The children in Reception (FS2) talked about being safe online all week. You can see what they learnt in a couple of posts. The first is about Safety Week and the second is more about writing their own blog post. You can see that we even had a visit from the Year 3 and Year 4 children who went to show them some special videos they’d been making to help keep us safe.

In Key Stage One the children learnt about staying safe on the computers using stories to help them understand the key messages. You can see what happened in Year 2 Pearl class by clicking here. You can see what happened in Year 2 Ruby class by clicking here and scrolling down the post to find the Safer Internet Day information.

In Lower Key Stage Two the children moved around the different teachers over a number of days. With Mr Little the Year 3 and Year 4 children learnt an important lesson about putting your personal information on computers. You can find out more on Mr Little’s blog here. Mr Sieczkarek also reposted it on his Headteacher blog here as he felt it was so important. It also appears on Amber class’s blog here. It turns out that although our children know the rules and what they should and shouldn’t be doing actually putting that into practice is more difficult. With Miss Croxall the children made videos to come and show the Foundation Stage children highlighting the main messages of online Safety.

In Upper Key Stage Two the children completed different activities too. Year 5 Emerald class tell you all about the assembly that Miss Varley held on Safer Internet Day. You can see it by clicking here . You can read on the Y5 Amethyst blog about the workshops that Year 5 and Year 6 completed during the week by clicking here and on the Year 6 blog here.

We had a fantastic Safety Week and Safer Internet Day 2017. We’ll keep remembering the messages and our teachers will keep reinforcing the messages we’ve learnt all year.

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