On Friday 29th September, Mr Higginbotham talked to us all about e-Safety.
We learned the six rules of Online Safety;
1. Keep your personal information safe online.
2. People you meet online are strangers.
3. Be kind to other people online, just like you would in the playground or classroom.
4. Ask permission to go onto new websites.
5. Do not share photos or videos of others, without their permission.
6. If you get that “Uh, oh” feeling of butterflies in your tummy when you are online, tell an adult, straight away.
Mr Higginbotham even gave us this rules sheet to take home. He told us to put it somewhere where we could keep looking at it to remind us of the rules for how to be safe online.
We watched the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjfXzYbtX3Q to see Connor Maynard and his brother Jack doing a ‘Psychic reading’ using the power of Social Media. The children were amazed that within a few seconds of getting someones name, the team behind the scenes were able to get lots of information about the members of the public, like which school they went to, what they used to look like (from profile pictures) and what types of music they liked. It was an important reminder that our ‘digital footprint’ can always follow us. It is even more important to remember that the legal minimum age for all Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Musical.ly, etc.), is 13 years old! So none of the children at our school should be registered to these websites in their own name.
Don’t forget, we invite parents into our eSafety sessions once per term, so look out for a letter about the next one in the new year.