Keep the key messages dripping through
Written by Lesley   
Friday, 17 January 2014 21:53

This week we delivered a full afternoon's e-safety event in a Leigh school, to celebrate Safer Internet Day #SID2014 early.

We covered a number of activities:


  • KS1 Assembly
  • KS2 Assembly
  • Parent Workshop
  • Staff E-safety Training
During the class assemblies we talked about the importance of keeping safe online and linked this to the theme for SID, "Let's create a better internet together". What was interesting was the responses from the children about the kinds of things they are doing now. It is true - KS1 pupils are making lots of things online. Answers ranged from creating avatars for Facebook to 'posting my own videos on YouTube' and creating websites. At previous assemblies children have usually given answers linked to just playing games and researching, chatting and texting.
The worrying thing for us as teachers and parents is that many children are posting their own photos and videos on websites for over 13s. For example, although children can use YouTube for viewing, they can't have their own account if under 13. We can think of so many examples like this, including Flickr.
We will be looking at this (and lots of other e-safety issues) in more detail at our e-safety event on the 23 Jan, if you want to come along and find out more.




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