The children on Internet Safety Day 2018.
Today the school held their annual Safer Internet Day for 2018. Throughout the day the children learned how to respectfully use the internet and to think of others while doing so. The topic this year was ‘create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you’, and our topics were centered around that.
One of the interactive topics included the children making a connective jigsaw. They were asked to consider how as a person they could make the internet a more positive place. We received answers such as “don’t be disrespectful and say hurtful things if you cant say anything kind”. The children when then made to understand that if their own positivity was added to that of others then the internet will become a more positive place as a whole. The way a jigsaw comes together.
The children cut out their jigsaw pieces.
The children bring the jigsaw together.
In other parts of the school the children watched a video where children in the video would send a text message and then our children were asked how they would respond to such a comment. We asked them to be honest and a lot of the children gave both positive responses and some gave negative ones. We then quizzed the children on why they had made the comments and to think how they might escalate or diffuse a situation with positivity.
The children also made posters about things they liked about school. The posters were then given to other children who would write comments about the poster on the back. They then went through the comments with their teacher to teach them how both positive and negative comments would make that person feel and how they could be more positive and constructive when commenting.
The children with their posters.
All in all a great day of learning and understanding that hopefully the children and the teachers can take forward in their online life.
Here are some more photos from the day.
On Tuesday 6th February 2018, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2018. The slogan this year is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” and throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.
The following information comes from the UK Safer Internet Centre:
What is Safer Internet Day?
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for foundation and KS1 children, and one for KS2 children:
Class 1L wearing their bright outfits.
Year 1 have been learning about road safety. Lorraine from Walkwise came to the school to talk to the children about crossing the roads safely. They also learned about being bright on the roads and investigated different types of dull and bright materials. As examples, they wore uniforms worn by the fire fighters, police and ambulance drivers, which are bright by design and then they designed and decorated their own t-shirts so they were bright enough to be seen on the roads.
1L pupils with their designs.
As part of our commitment to the children’s Safeguarding and E-Safety Policy, the school will be welcoming in the Team Players Theatre Company on the morning of Wednesday 22nd October 2014 to perform a show to our Key Stage 2 students. The show is aimed at highlighting the topic of safeguarding and protecting children using the internet.
Detail from the Super Cyber Safe event poster.
To add to this you can view the Safeguarding & E-safety section of our website to find more useful information of things you can be doing at home.
Year 1 had a visit from lots of firefighters from Sunderland to raise awareness of fire prevention and how to keep safe around fire. The firefighters explained to the children how their outfits work to keep them safe and some even tried them on.
The children were given many important safety tips, including a rhyme to help remind them not to touch matches and lighters, how to call 999 in the event of a fire, and the stop, drop and roll technique in case their clothes are set on fire.
The fire engine came onto the school yard and all got a turn squirting the hose like the firefighters do when they are putting out a fire. Everybody really enjoyed the afternoon and learned a lot.
Children learn fire safety in the school yard and try out the fire hoses.