Online Safety Day
Thursday 7th November 2019
The Online Safety Day, held this week, was designed to help our School community to stay safe when using the internet, social networks, apps, games and other online resources. The day began bright and early with a well attended parent session. A frank discussion about the dangers of online activity was backed up with some practical advice for parents. The overriding message was that if we allow our children access to the internet then we have a duty of care to ensure this use is regulated and monitored at all times.
We then had two Online Safety Assemblies, one for children in Years 1 and 2, and one for Prep. The children were certainly very animated with their responses to the questions posed to them by our visiting speakers Debbie Needle and Ash Sharma from Skips Educational. Their honesty in answering questions about how they use technology in school and at home was great and highlighted just how much we are reliant on technology and how our children are growing up as confident users of technology
We finished the morning with an excellent session for our newly appointed Digital Leaders of Years 4, 5 and 6. We discussed the importance of having an open discussion with our parents about how we use technology. The topics also touched on how we should not share personal information, aspects of social media, grooming, gaming, fake news, hate crime and radicalisation. The children were very mature with their thoughts and answers.
Further information, with links to the material discussed, will be distributed to current parents of the school shortly, with a feedback form available too.
Nick Hill | Director of ICT