Every year, both schools in our federation hold an Online Safety deeper learning week to focus on the importance of being safe online. This year, we invited ‘One Day Creative’, a creative education company, to deliver workshops across both schools.
KS2 had a workshop leading on ‘Don’t talk to strangers online’ which:
Explored how images and messages online do not always reflect reality
Explored strategies for keeping safe online, and the importance of protecting personal information
- Explored how to manage requests of images of themselves or others, and what is and is not appropriate to share
‘The online world is a strange place where things might not always be what they seem and people aren’t always who they say they are. Join Professor Check-it online, and play the ‘SIGN SPOT’ game, where we begin to understand what online grooming really looks like! We spot the warning signs and learning tools and techniques to take action in order to keep ourselves safe’.
KS1 and EYFS enjoyed a workshop called ‘Captain Digi and her online safety ship’ which:
Explored how to use technology respectfully and safely, keeping personal information private
Explored how images online do not always reflect reality
- Explored how to recognise when people are being unkind online, and where to go for help and support
‘A vast m’hearties … be ye Internet savvy? Set sail with Captain Digi on her ship Safety, and as they sail through the story seas of the Internet, dodge the tentacles of cyber bullies, the phishing mermaids and keep our pirate identities secret. All aboard!A vast m’hearties … be ye Internet savvy? Set sail with Captain Digi on her ship Safety, and as they sail through the story seas of the Internet, dodge the tentacles of cyber bullies, the phishing mermaids and keep our pirate identities secret. All aboard!’
Parents and staff from across the federation were invited to an after-school workshop led by Tim Pinto, Online Safety Consultant, who delivered key messages about current trends online, in particular the rise of sharing inappropriate images, online hoaxes, apps that live stream and have chat facilities. The workshop was well-attended and has been booked again for next Spring.
Here are some useful websites for parents regarding how to keep your child safe online. This information is also held under the Parent Information tab.