Safer Internet Day 5th February 2019
This years theme is ‘Together for a better Internet’. Our Digital leaders delivered a Key Stage 2 assembly discussing aspects of permission and consent. The children had lots of fun listening to scenarios they may come across online and deciding the choice they would make by going to a corner a, b, c or d.
The Digital Leaders then delivered another assembly to our younger children in Key Stage 1. They told them the story of Zap and Zoom and what choices they made when playing an online game.
The children then spent time in class finding out more about keeping safe online and we completed the E-safety quiz on Purple Mash as part of the biggest ever online quiz initiative.
More information on keeping safe online can be found at www.saferinternet.org.uk or copy and paste the parent zone link to help your child learn about the essentials of internet safety https://parentzone.org.uk/article/vodafone
Meet the Digital Leaders!
These Key Stage 2 children have been chosen to represent the school in all aspects of Computing, Technology and E-Safety. They have been working hard preparing resources for Safer Internet Day 2019.
The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at St. Annes spend a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home. This is why it is important pupils learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities.
One way to make browsing the internet safer at home is to use a 'safe search' search engine.
Below are links to search engines designed for children to use on the internet.
We also encourage parents to set up filtering on their home internet. To learn how to do this for the major providers of internet please click the text below.
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies. We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
Our aim is to ensure that our children know to report any inappropriate content, contact or conduct they encounter online to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and clicking the 'report' button.
CEOP also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.
The website provides excellent clear guidance for children about E-Safety, so please click on the following link and have a read: there are separate sites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
NSPCC NetAware is a parent’s guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world. If you go on the link below you can search a site, game or app to find out more e.g. Instagram
We would like to make you aware of the Doki Doki literature club - a visual novel game advised by makers as not suitable for children.
Please be aware of the following information issued by the NSPCC regarding the latest online gaming exerience 'Fortnite' which is popular among many children. We advise all parents to read this information and use it to help you protect your children and keep them safe online.
Click on the image below to access the information from the NSPCC: