Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
We use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here
They learn the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
- Top Tip 1 : People online may not be who they say they are.
- Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people online.
- Top Tip 3 : Do not share private information.
- Top Tip 4 : If you are worried tell an adult
You can download your copy of the 4 Top Tips Here
The cartoon Is one of a series created by CEOP aimed at ages 4-5 years. All three cartoons can be found here
It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home. Paul has created a video for parents to learn more about keeping you child safe.
Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site
Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.