Internet Safer Day 2015
To mark Internet Safer Day all the children at Etz Chaim learnt how to stay safe when using the internet. They watched avideo showing what Lee and Kim did in a computer game called ‘Animal Magic’. Sid the superhero helped them to stay safe on the Internet. You could watch the video at home to help your child remember Sid’s 4 top tips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxYily6t4LQ. They also had an assembly informing them of how to be a smart user when using the internet both at home and at school.
The Nursery children learnt about stranger danger. They took part in a PE session all about different types of danger around school, practising what to do in the event of a fire or if there was a stranger coming into school. They used hoops to represent going to different places to be as far away as possible from the danger. They talked about how the internet can be used for retrieving information, but also how things that make you feel uncomfortable might come up instead. The children learnt that if something comes up that gives you a bad feeling in your tummy, you need to minimise the screen, or turn off the interactive whiteboard, then tell a teacher immediately. They also made masks based on the characters in the video and drew pictures all about stranger danger.
From watching the Lee and Kim video the Reception children made their own E-Safety posters for the classroom. In addition, the children were put into groups and given different scenarios about what happens if something pops up on the screen and if someone asks for their personal information. They had to act out what they would do in response to these scenarios and discussed how to stay safe online.
Following Sid’s advice in the video they watched, Year 1 are now fully pledged Protectors and know how they can stay safe online and what to do if something appears on their screens. They made butterfly posters to represent the butterfly feeling they might get when they need to tell someone and to teach others about how to stay safe online. We also discussed some scenarios and the correct action to take, in addition to sorting safe and unsafe events.
In Year 2 the children created E-Safety posters to inform others on how to stay safe when using the internet and they have used the four top tips that were in the Lee and Kim video. Some children also sorted cards on Purple Mash with statements that are safe and statements that are unsafe.
In Year 3, the children had really interesting discussions about what we use the internet for and how we can make sure we are safe. They watched a video that made us think about who we could be chatting to on the internet when playing games on line. They know that they should never give personal information and always tell someone if we are unsure. They designed posters to remind them in the classroom of what they need to do.