Staying safe online
The CEOP Think you Know website has information and resources to keep children and young people safe online and if you are worried about yourself or a friend, please report through this link - remember if you are in immediate danger contact the police!
The Think you know website has pages for different age groups for all children under 18 - the links here and below take you to age 4-7 our Key Stage 1 children, 8-10 for our children in Key Stage 2 and 11-18 for children at Secondary School. Parents info available here.
As part of our Safer Internet work our children have been using lots of different ways to communicate their understanding of e-safety and have also explored ideas that could improve the internet. We tweeted some of our work as we did it. We also recorded sound files to explain some of our ideas.
One child had a great idea for an app to identify anything! Simply point your camera at an object or word and take a photo and the app will tell you either what it means or more information about the object, he even thought of developing the app further so that if you took a photo of someone you could see the world from their perspective.
Several children liked the idea of a scanner that scanned your face and then brought up age appropriate games, films and information.
Lots of children wanted the internet to be much safer and would like more protection from being hacked or exposed to inappropriate content.
Safer Internet Day 2024 will be held on Tuesday 6th February 2024 - follow the link below for further updates:
This year's Safer Internet Day theme is 'Inspiring Change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online'. See below to see how Sheep Dip has celebrated the day!
Each year in school we support the Safer Internet Day campaign led by the UK Safer Internet Centre. We use this day to learn about how we can stay safe whilst we are online and raise awareness of the difficulties that we can face when using the internet and all forms of social media.
We teach pupils that the internet can be a fun and amazing place that can help us with our learning and help us communicate with others. However, it can also be a minefield. Today through our class assemblies and PSHE lessons we have been talking with pupils and sharing ways of meeting this year’s Safer Internet Day theme: 'Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online'
In Y1 and Y2 we have looked at the stories of Mo and Jaz and learnt what to do if things pop up on our devices. We learnt what do to if someone who we don’t know contacts us and doesn’t follow the rules of the game we are playing. We learnt the mantra ‘stop, close and tell’ if something happens online that we don’t like. We have had fun making posters and taking part in quizzes.
In KS2 we have joined the BBCs live lesson celebrating Safer Internet Day and discussed the topics raised. We have talked about how technology has changed over time, what we use the internet for and who uses it. We have looked at how things can change online, how this can make us feel and how we can get help if we need it. We have gained an understanding of how we can be influenced online and manage this. We have then gone onto create pledges for what we will do to keep us safe online, make internet safety posters and create sets of rules for us to follow when working online.
Why not visit their home page for lots more useful advice on Staying Safe Online and a link to Safer Internet Day.
Staying safe online
Now more than ever it is important to ensure that your child has access to his/her learning. For those who are unable to access resources online, school will endeavour to supply you with additional paper copies/worksheets for your child to complete at home. But with the ever increasing online traffic comes the issue of hackers and individuals posing not as themselves. Therefore please check out the links below to ensure your child stays safe online:
SMART rules for staying safe on-line!
Games Console Safety
Check out the Guide to Using Parental Controls and keep your children safe while they play
BBC e-safety videos