Safer Internet Day 2018
Create, Connect and Share Respect. A better internet starts with you
Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. It starts with...
staying safe online
Keep your personal information safe and check with an adult before you share anything online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and passwords. Never agree to meet up with someone you only know online. No matter how friendly they might seem or how well you think you know them, they are still a stranger. Always tell a trusted adult if someone online asks to meet up.
being a good friend
Remember that behind every screen is a real person. Being kind and positive online is just as important as being kind and positive face-to-face.
Even when we’re trying really hard to be a good friend online, things can still go wrong. If you ever upset someone online, even if it wasn’t on purpose, then saying sorry is a really powerful and positive action to take.
taking a step back
Being online is great – there are so many fun and exciting things to do! But being connected all the time can get a little stressful. If being online is making you feel worried, upset or confused, it’s always worth taking a step back and having a break from your online activities.
asking for help
It’s okay to feel worried or upset by something you see online – just make sure you speak to someone about it! Always tell an adult you trust if you see anything that worries you online.
At Abberley we teach E-Safety throughout the whole year and it is embedded in our curriculum. We have an active E-Safety group who monitor our A.U.P. (Acceptable Use Policy) and remind pupils of key E-Safety messages via their notice board and by delivering whole school assemblies. The E-Safety group meet with Mrs Shelley regularly to share and discuss any concerns. To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018 we held separate Key Stage assemblies, this enabled the children to watch clips and discuss important issues relating to the theme 'create, connect and share respect' at the appropriate level for their age. During the day different classes revisited key messages from previous E-Safety lessons. Key Stage 2 children discussed cyber bullying, the importance of keeping personal information private and shared some of the positive activities they undertake while on line.
Key Stage 1 realised how closely connected the whole world has become due to the Internet and thought carefully about their individual digital footprint.
The Reception children performed an E-Safety song to the Lobsters class and remembered how Digiduck was a good friend online.
The E-Safety committee selected their favourite S.M.A.R.T. film which is now Abberley's official 'Keeping safe on line movie 2018'. Well done to all the children in Years 3&4 for using their E-Safety knowledge to create scenarios and to Years 5&6 for their digital skills in editing and creating the movies. Enjoy watching Edith, Stella and Emily's S.M.A.R.T. film.
For more information regarding CYBERBULLYING AND ONLINE HARASSMENT please click here for a leaflet from West Mercia Police.