All the children from Reception to Year 6 spent an afternoon discussing the importance of keeping safe on the Internet.
KS1 mainly focused on the use of tablets and downloading apps. When talking to Year 1 it was quite alarming at the amount of children who shared that they just click on apps to download, unaware of what it is they are actually downloading.
In KS2 the children focused on the potential dangers of using the internet i.e. personal details being shared and talking to people they don’t know through social media and gaming. Further up the school they carried out role plays to demonstrate cyber bullying and how text messages can be used in inappropriate ways.
Lots of children in KS2 shared that they often played online games and accept friend requests from people they do not know.
Please refer to the information sheet above on where to seek help if you feel your child is not being safe on the internet.
The internet is an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to a world of information and experiences. Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever and wherever they can. Research by Ofcom for example shows that 78% of 5-7 year olds are currently accessing the internet.
At Thomas Jolyffe we want to safeguard children and support parents/carers in ensuring their children are safe in both the real and virtual world.
Our E safety policy and safety monitoring software remain integral tools in supporting our e-safety aims. Our ICT curriculum provides us with frequent opportunities to learn the importance of keeping safe when using technology.
We hope that you find the following information and links useful in helping us to protect our school community so that we can benefit from the rich, exciting and varied opportunities offered by both present and future technologies.
Within the UK, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) spearheads activities and launches resources to raise awareness and empower children and young people. Their Think You Know resources cater for children of all ages, teachers, parents indeed all members of the school community.