Internet Safety is an integral part of teaching and learning at Weddington Primary School.
From Foundation Stage to Year 6 children regularly receive lessons in E-safety as well as termly assemblies.
On this page you will find some useful e-safety information
This animation, The Digital Universe of Your Children, has been created by European Schoolnet (host organisation of Insafe), together with Liberty Global, to help educate parents on children's safety online.
New threats appear online all the time and it is important for school to teach eSafety throughout the whole year and also for you to talk to your children about how to stay safe when they use the internet.
Safer internet day gives school the opportunity for all children have fun recalling and refreshing their knowledge on how to stay safe online and also to learn new ways to stay safe online.
Here are the ways our children had fun learning how to stay safe:
We watched Smartie the Penguin (Childnet) and talked about the importance of always checking with a grown up when using ICT.
We helped Smartie make the right choice when he had a tablet for his birthday but things went wrong when something he didn’t know “popped up” and when his older brother used his tablet without permission.
Children shared their own knowledge and understanding about what to do if they saw or heard something on their iPads.
PSED (SCSA) 40-60+ months
UNW ( T) 40-60+ months
Watched CEOP videos about how to share photos safely and what information they should and shouldn't share and with who. The learning was linked to our 'Taking Care' programme and the children identified what their early warning signs would be. With this knowledge fresh in their minds, the children created posters to help share their learning with others.
Year 2 created some awesome acrostic poems based on the SMART acronym, this was a great way for them to remember key ways to keep themselves safe when they use the internet.
Watched some Hectors World videos from the CEOP site and looked at a Twinkl PowerPoint outlining how to stay safe online. After a discussion relating to the videos and PowerPoint the children created posters detailing 5 ways they could stay safe online.
Looked at and discussed an online safety PowerPoint. The children shared ways they could stay safe online and gave ideas on who they could talk to if they were worried about anything that had happened while they used the internet.
Read an eSafety story and spoke about it as a class.
Worked through and spoke about a PowerPoint outlining how to share photos safely and considerately. They looked at different ways information could be shared and noted that games consoles are a way of communicating online. They spoke about social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and were told the ages you were legally allowed to use these sites ... none of them should have any accounts as they aren't 13. Mrs Coburn demonstrated how quickly a photo could get around the world on Facebook, she had to take the photo down after a couple of hours as it had already gone to America!
They discussed how they would feel if their photo was shared online and how to be considerate and get permission from people when sharing photos of others. They also created their own Emojis.
E-safety links for parents:
Safer Internet Day 2017 - A great way to get more involved in keeping your children safe online.
Net-aware - worried about an app or site? Find out all about it on this site
SelfieCop is aimed at kids aged from about 7 to 12 or 13 to teach safe behaviour.
Remember. The aim is not to spy on them, but to teach them to stay safe.
Coventry and Warwickshire eSafety
How to stay safe online
YouTube Parent Resources, including Safety Mode
Internet Matters - helping parents keep their children safe online
CEOP for parents – advice for parents on esafety
Parental Controls links
Advice page for parents
Snap chat guide
Guide to Facebook
Stats on kids internet use video
Child net – online safety advice
Keeping yourself save online – BBC Advice
Internet Watch Foundation – report inappropriate content
Netwise - advice for parents
Click here for more information.