Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day in school.
This years theme is to ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better Internet starts with you’.
The children all had an assembly to discuss the importance of staying safe online today. Key Stage One attended an assembly with Miss Fenwick and Key Stage Two attended an assembly with Mrs Godfrey. The children were encouraged to think about strategies to ensure that they are as safe as they can possibly be whilst online.
Figures have revealed that:
- 20% of children think their parents are unaware of what they do online
- 25% of Facebook users are under 10
- 43% of children would change their online behaviour if they knew their parents were watching
- 55% of children have given personal info to someone they don’t know.
All children were made aware that a lot of their private information and photographs can be seen even from private accounts. We discussed how the children should be aware of the information they are uploading whilst online.
The children were given 4 Top Tips today to prevent them from being at risk whilst online:
- Tip 1 – People you don’t know are strangers, they are not always who they say they are. Talking to strangers can lead to danger.
- Tip 2 – Always be kind when talking online to friends, just like you would in the playground.
- Tip 3 – Keep your personal information private. Don’t ever give away secrets like where you live or where you go to school.
- Tip 4 – If you are ever worried or get a funny feeling about something you have read online then always tell a trusted adult.
All children will be completing age appropriate activities in their lessons this week to show their understanding of the importance of staying safe whilst online. Please find attached a ‘Safer Internet Day’ video and please try to find some time to reinforce the importance of staying safe online with your children.