On the 8th February it was Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. This year’s theme was:
All fun and games?
Exploring respect and relationships online.
From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.
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Over the past few weeks, each class has taken part in an Online Safety lesson.
Reception had a circle time and discussed what they use the internet for, what devices they use and what games they play online.
Year 1 also had a circle time, they discussed what games they play, what they do online and what they do if they are upset whilst playing a game. As a class, they discussed what personal information they should or should not share online and completed activities around this. For example, should you tell an online friend your full name or your address?
In Year 2, they looked at the top tips suggested by the UK Safer Internet Centre:
- Enjoying all the amazing things there are to do online!
- Always being kind and respectful to others online.
- Making safe choices.
- Remembering that it’s okay to say no to people online.
- Always telling an adult if anyone or anything online makes you worried, upset or uncomfortable.
After discussing these tips, the children used them to draw a picture of themselves, create a log in without their name and a strong password that somebody couldn’t guess.
In Year 3 the children focused on finding out what the most popular game to play online in Key Stage 2 was. They used their Maths learning time to collect the data and create a graph!
Year 4 created posters on how to stay safe online using the top tips suggested by the UK Safer Internet Centre!
In Year 5, the children discussed what games they play the most and recommended a game to someone else. They also played ‘Interland’. This is an online game by Google that teaches the children how to stay safe online through a simple game and questions. The children made the robot character as they played and answered many questions based on online safety.
Year 6 focused on reporting and being kind to others. They wrote a text conversation based on this.