Useful Tips for Online Safety
We urge all parents to speak to their children, nieces, nephews etc. and other children about what to do if they are frightened by something they see online.
Please encourage children to :-
• Talk to a parent/carer/trusted adult if they see anything or hear anything that is scaring them.
• If they are told ‘not to tell their parents’ then that is a green light to go straight to an adult.
• Not to download or accept any unknown contacts on social media or particularly WhatsApp.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.
We take internet safety extremely seriously. Keeping children safe online, at home and in school is everyone's responsibility! If you have a safeguarding concern please speak to the Headteacher or phone 0333 240 1727 or click on this Cumbria LSCB link.
Safer Internet Day
The whole school celebrated Safer Internet day with a series of e-safety sessions that focussed on 'chatting online'.
Class two paid a visit to the 'think you know' Cyber Cafe where they helped one of the customers stay safe in a chat room. The children designed posters which illustrate the risks when chatting online and these are now up on the wall in school.
Class 1 learned all about 'Lee and Kim's Animal Adventure' which also highlights the risks of talking to strangers online. The children watched the cartoon, took part in various activities and learned Super Sid's song!
We finished the day with a Safery Internet Day Assembly where parents were invited to come and share in our learning. Thank you to all the parents who attended and well done to the children for their brilliant performance!
Parents were invited to attend a session on E-safety for children. There was a good parent turnout and the children were entertained with a film. Parents came away with a much clearer awareness of how to keep themselves and their children safe online and all found it a useful visit.
If parents would like any more information on E-safety then please follow this link to access a folder of useful information.
The Children in Class 1 have been learning about computer safety with the help of Smartie the Penguin.
If you would like to recap on Smartie's story at home then please visit the Childnet website and look for Smartie the Penguin resources.
The school E-Safety policy can be viewed HERE.