November 2016 – Issue of the Month – Staying Safe Online – Years 2-4




We all know that it is important to stay safe when we are using the internet for email, games and social media, but what does staying safe online really mean?

Six months ago the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) came to talk to you about their ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ campaign. They also have a lot of information on staying safe online.

Take a look at the NSPCC website

The internet is an amazing resource to help you to learn, to entertain and to be sociable.

Talk together in your class. What do you like to use the internet for?

We know that there are lots of dangers in using the internet too. What are some of these risks and dangers?

Your parents and the trusted adults around feel responsible for keeping you safe, including when you are online. What do you think adults may worry about the internet? Are these the same as your worries?

Remind yourselves of our school rules for staying safe online (remind yourselves where the posters are around the school – do you need a poster in your class?) When might it be difficult to keep those rules?

What e safety concerns would you definitely tell to:

A teacher?

A parent?

Can you come up with a good slogan that would encourage children to share their worries about the internet, rather than keeping those concerns to themselves?

Chose a class representative to join our ShareAware council for the year. The first meeting will be on 7th December at 10.00a.m. in the hall.

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