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eSafety – Spring Term 2018

This week, the children have been involved in eSafety sessions.

Firstly, thank you to all of the parents who attended these sessions. It is important that the children are aware of these issues and seeing parents at these sessions, makes it clear that the messages we give at school are also being talked about at home.

They have been reminded of the importance to stay safe online and to tell our trusted adults if we see or hear anything online that upsets us or anything that makes us feel sad, angry or worried.

I therefore have some further information for you regarding this important issue. Safer Internet Advice to Parents. This information helps parents with what to do if your child sees something upsetting online.

It has been made explicitly clear to the children that if they are unsure about anything, or worried, scared, lonely or upset, they should tell one of their trusted adults at home or school to try to help them out. I hope the information above and the links which are included in that post are useful in dealing with the sometimes difficult conversations that can come up if children do see or hear anything which they shouldn’t, online.

Below, you will find links to the quiz which was used in the sessions, along with the answers to these questions. I hope you find these useful. The children should know the answers, as they have been more fully explained during the eSafety sessions.

Mr H’s eSafety Quiz                  Mr H’s eSafety Quiz with Answers

If you have any questions or queries relating to the eSafety sessions which have taken place this week, please do not hesitate to find Mr Higginbotham around school.

Thank you.

eSafety

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.