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!
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 2023 will be held on 7th February 2023 - with celebrations and learning around the theme 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life 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