18th March 2021 - Online Safety with Jason Cowles We were fortunate to have a presentation for parents about online safety. Jason Cowles, who is the School Liaison Officer, was keen to speak with parents about the risks young people may face online, but also the many positive outcomes there are too. As we have all spent more time online during the current pandemic. it's important that parents are confident to face problems families, and young children, face online. Please remember to contact Mr. Reynolds if you have questions.
Safer Internet Day 2021 On Tuesday 9th February 2021 we participated in Safer Internet Day. Even though we were at home, a range of activities were posted throughout the week. This year's theme was about fake news and disinformation. Take a look below at the activities which we looked at. A information guide sent out to parents via Arbor can also be found below.
These materials were posted on Google Classroom for children to take a look at:
Tuesday 9th February Welcome to Safer Internet Day 2021! This year’s theme is ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’. We are spending more time online and it's important we can check the reliability of the sources we use on the Internet. TRUST OR CHECK? I have attached an interactive assembly which includes some fun games you can play. Please think carefully about the examples the presenter discusses and what you would do at home - discuss your responses with a family member at home with you. At some point over the next week, your teacher might discuss some of these points at your next virtual lesson.
LIKE FOOTBALL? Liverpool F.C are streaming an exciting live event today. This will include exclusive content from Liverpool Football Club – virtual tours, footage from players and the community, as well as Mighty Red – in addition to lots about Safer Internet Day and this year’s theme. Click on the second link below for this event which starts at 1:30pm TODAY!
As always, you can speak to your class teacher about any online concerns you have or you can contact me using the Online Safety page on the school's website.
Wednesday 10th February 2021 Today, we posted some top tips for staying safe online:
Do your research! Question, evaluate and reflect on the online content you see…. Remember that not everything online is always what it seems. Information, photos and even videos can be edited, faked or may have more than one motive – like trying to get you to spend money or share your personal information. If something seems odd, or you haven’t heard about it before, it’s best to do a bit more research.
Check and double-check Use other websites and sources to fact-check online information… Luckily there’s lots of ways to check whether things are trustworthy online. Most importantly look at more than one source – this could include other webpages, videos or offline sources like books and newspapers. Remember there are lots of adults who can support you too – like parents, other family members and teachers.
Stay safe online Don’t share your personal details or trust strangers online… There are some simple actions we can take to help keep everyone safe online – like not sharing personal information. Remember that other people online may not always be who they appear to be, so be sure to check with an adult if you are ever unsure about what to share or who you are chatting to online.
Take positive action Help make the internet a more trustworthy and respectful place… Remember that the online world is for everyone so always treat others with respect. If you see anything online that worries or upsets you, use the block and report buttons to take positive action to stop it and tell an adult what’s happened. By working together, we can make the internet a better, more respectful and more trustworthy place.
Make a difference! List the apps and websites you know that feature reliable information… The internet is amazing – there’s so much to see, do and learn! If you are ever unsure about something then ask an adult that you trust for some help and advice. Why not make a list together of your favourite apps and websites, including the ones you think are most trustworthy?
Thursday 11th February 2021 Today we were provided with an online safety quiz. Click here to take a look at the questions and decide what you would do!
Our assembly on Wednesday 2nd December 2020 focused on online safety. Mr Reynolds outlined some very useful top tips of how to report any concerns online when using different electronic devices. As we approach Christmas, a number of pupils will be receiving exciting presents such as computer consoles or mobile phones. The online world is an exciting and rewarding place to be, but steps must be taken to stay safe and also how to report concerns. All class teachers have blank self-referral forms in the classroom for children to use, if and when necessary. Take a look at the video children watched by clicking the clip below: