Our children love to use the internet to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
For the younger years, we used a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs). It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
Top Tip 1 : People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.