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.

Safer Internet Day 2016 year group by year group


All the children in school took part in special lessons on Safer Internet Day. We celebrated on Tuesday 2nd February because we were on half term the week after.

In Nursery the children talked to Miss Hulme about staying safe on the computers and other devices they have.


The children in Reception read Penguin Pig by Stuart Spendlow in Literacy and talked about how the Penguin Pig tricked the little girl in going to the zoo. They thought of other creatures they might find online. Its amazing what you can find online if you look- look at the pictures they found of a duck-horse! Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 14.49.44.png

The children read other stories during the day and then watched a Hector’s World video and discussed what they saw before hometime. You can watch the video from CEOP by clicking here.


In Year One the children read some different ESafety stories all about Webster. (Webster’s Bedtime, Webster’s Email, Webster’s Manners and Webster’s Friend all by Hannah Whaley) They then had to think about what they’d learnt to complete their independent learning challenges.


In Year Two the children also thought about Penguin Pig by Stuart Spendlow. They talked about the underlying messages and wrote about them in their books. As the week went on their began to create their own creatures which they had to write about.


In Year Three the children spent their afternoon discussing ESafety and what it means to them. They thought about the ways they can keep themselves safe and avoid potential dangers.


In Year 4 they created a poster to record their ideas about staying safe online.


In Year Five the children made videos of their discussions.

Tiana: Our question was if you take a picture of yourself for a profile picture and people make mean comments.
Demi: What you do, tell an adult. Do not delete the message so then you have proof.

Reagan: Talk to an adult.
Coben: Delete the message.
Carina: Report or delete the message.

In Year 6 the children made their own stories and after the Half term break are hopefully going to come and read them to the younger children in school. Everyone is looking forward to seeing them.

We weren’t finished there either…..

Our children in Nurture group thought about what they liked and disliked about the internet with Mrs Glenday and Mrs Mills.


Mrs Ainsley held a whole school Assembly about Safer Internet Day.


Finally there was also an ESafety presence in our school library which will stay for a while allowing everyone to read them.


What a great day! Thanks to all the classes and teachers for all their hard work.

Don’t forget to ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions. There are also some ESafety Concern forms at the office if you wish to complete one and Miss Parker and the ESafety team will get back to you.



Acceptable Use Policies

All the children in school have been talking about Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) in their lessons. We have different AUPs for the different year groups. Foundation Stage and Key Stage One have their own and then there are two more as the children progress through Key Stage Two. This is to reflect the growing knowledge and safety demands on the children. All staff in school also have to sign their own AUP which says they agree to use the internet safely and professionally both in and out of school.

The AUPs are part of the school eSafety Policy and can be found in the Appendices. The children will refer to the different things that they talk about when signing their AUPs during their lessons which include eSafety throughout the school year.

Pearl Class in Year 2 have been talking about their AUP and what they need to remember to do when they use the computers in school and at home. They’ve all signed to say they agree to use the computers and internet safely.

‘We only go on the Internet after we have asked an adult.’ Ebony D
‘If there is a problem, I can ask a teacher or a grown up to help me.’ Leon S
If something has gone wrong, we can press on Hector and ask an adult for help.’ Harrison M
Ask your child if they’ve signed their AUP recently or if they can remember the ways they’ve talked about staying safe on computers and the internet. Don’t forget they can access the internet from lots of different devices not just a computer.

Our New ESafety Curriculum

The teachers have been talking about the ESafety Curriculum in school today. We’ve been talking about how the way we teach children ESafety and staying safe online has to change slightly. Although we’ve always taught ESafety throughout the school year, now the teachers need to think about how it runs through everything we do. The children do not see their online world as separate to their ‘real’ world and so we need to take this approach when teaching them how to stay safe.

We want to encourage the children to talk to us more about how they use the internet and what they do on the internet. By encouraging the children to share with us we can address any concerns or worries they might have. We can also teach them how to use the internet to be the wonderful resource that it can be.

We’re going to be looking to see how there are ESafety opportunities across the curriculum and making sure that we make the most of all these opportunities. This could be in our Science lessons, or Geography or even Literacy.

Please talk to your child’s class teacher about the ESafety that your child has been learning about in school. Also speak to them if you have any concerns about ESafety and some of the ways your child has been using the internet. It may be there is a bigger issue which can be discussed at a class level helping lots of children at the same time.

As always remember that any concerns relating to child protection or safeguarding should be referred to the class teacher and/or Miss French (our Safeguarding Lead)


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