This Year, Safer Internet Day was explored through story books which delivered a key safety message about our online relationships.
As always the day began with a special extended assembly and then each class spent time doing their own activities and work.
The Texts used were:
EYFS: Childnet's- Smartie the Penguin. (using a tablet/ phone safely - asking for consent.)
Y1: Childnet's- Digiducks BIg Decision (A story of friendship and responsibility online)
Y2: Childnet's- Digiducks Famous Friend ( A story about thinking critical thinking and reliability online)
Y3: Webster's Email (Posting and sharing things without consent)
Year 3 created some fantastic adventure stories about using the internet safely when dealing with social media and emails using the core text ‘Webster’s Email’.
We had to consider what type of adventure story we might create, how to hook the reader and how illustrations support the text.
Next, we showed off our drama skills in our interpretation of the story.
Finally, we worked in small groups to come up with the characters and the plot of the story. Our creative juices were flowing as we planned, drafted, edited and improved then published our wonderful stories before reading them to year 1.
Wow we were busy!
Y4: Chicken Clicking (Getting carried away online- being online and getting into trouble - asking for help)
Y5: #Goldilocks (Everyone loves Goldilocks' hilarious videos but on her quest to get more likes and laughs - she does something she shouldn't)
Y6: Troll Stinks (Well he does, doesn't he? So saying these things online is ok - it's not the same as the real world after all.)
Safer Internet Day 2019
This year Safer Internet day took place on Tuesday 5th February.
The day began with Mrs Brooker leading an assembly for each Key Stage on the theme of permission and consent online.
EYFS. In Reception class the children discussed what the internet was and the different ways we use it. They were able to explore the meaning of consent and permission and talked about the importance of asking permission from parents.
They made their own ‘laptop’ and played with it and thought about how they would use it keeping themselves safe.
Year 1 watched the Zip and Zap video and talked about the choices the children made. They stated that if they were unsure, they would ask an adult.
They then talked about what we used at home: tablets, mobile phones and games consoles etc.
The children draw a picture in their topic book and wrote what they should do if they see something that makes them feel worried, upset or unsure what to do.
Year 2 talked a great deal about what they can do to keep themselves safe online - how they should always ask permission from adults as to when they can go online and what they want to look at online.
Year 2 then created posters showing the right and wrong things to do online.
They also discussed the rabbit hole that is the YouTube, since many are using it regularly and how looking at one thing can lead you to something completely unconnected if you are not careful.
Y3 discussed their own uses of the internet, including how use of devices can hinder and can add to family time.
- did a survey of what devices we all use at home and created a tally chart and a bar chart.
- did a survey of how long we spend using screens on a typical non-school day and created a bar chart.
- made a fact file (poster) to demonstrate how we use the internet and what rules we should follow for staying safe online.
In Year 4, the children discussed the advantages and disadvantages of 'surfing' the internet. They identified that the internet is an amazing tool when used safely and correctly.
The main points the children identified when surfing the internet are:
Be smart and safe by making the right choices.
If you are ever unsure, ASK for help and advice.
Do not deal with it alone!
The children demonstrated their wonderful learning by creating Safer Internet posters and a handy leaflet to help others' stay
Year 5 questioned the whole school about their internet usage - time spent online, what platforms were used and what apps and programmes they used when online.
Results can be found below.
They then took part in a class debate after preparing the following points together.
Why is the internet a good tool?
You can find facts out on the internet quickly
You can talk to people who live far away through video chat on Skype for example
You can book different things quickly, for example: cinema tickets, holiday and train tickets
YouTube – this is good because you can watch videos and learn how to do different things
Games – you can play lots of different games- when it is a rainy day for example
Tracking devices – parents can see where their children are and you can find your phone if it is lost or stolen
Entertainment – watching videos/films, playing game and finding out new information
Quick deliveries – you can order food online and have it delivered quickly and you can purchase items to be delivered the same day or next day e.g Amazon Prime
Email – You can send someone a message quickly
Google maps – you can find your way to places easily using your phone rather than a paper map and it tells you where to go rather than looking at a map.
Why the internet is a bad tool?
People you don’t know can ask for your personal information
Anyone can find out your email and phone number
Cyber bullying can lead to people harming themselves
You can get addicted to things online for example games and they may skip school to play them all day
Extreme views can be spread about people and other things
Money can be stolen from bank accounts easily
You can misunderstand messages sent by someone. Somebody could be joking but the person who received the message could take it the wrong way
Countries and people can use the internet to influence people’s decisions in elections
People who use their screen too much could have trouble getting to sleep
You don’t know who you are speaking to – anyone can pretend to be anyone online.
Time was spent discussing why we have Internet Safety Day. The children talked about the theme of consent and what it meant to them.
Year 6 then talked through a pre prepared PowerPoint about being safe on line.
They viewed selection of Internet Safety Day discussion prompt cards –in mixed ability groups and discussed the scenarios described and what they would do in the situation described to stay safe. From this they shared any concerns and safe practice.
As this was quite 'heavy' they then had time to design and make 'Keeping Safe on the Internet' bunting which will be displayed in the Year 5/6 corridor around the laptop area.