The UK Safer Internet Centre are a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
Each year, they organise a Safer Internet Day, which aims to provide awareness, advice and support to children, young people, parents, carers and schools about how to be safe on the ever-changing World Wide Web, to create a better internet for children and young people.
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 was on Tuesday 6th February, so all computing lessons this week have been focused on the SID theme of 'Create, Connect and Share Respect', with a specific focus on awareness of others' feelings.
Lower school children were describing ways in which we can be kind to others, both online and offline. Additionally, Year 2 were thinking of their 5 trusted adults who they could speak to, should they find themselves in a tricky online situation.
Upper school were considering the varying ways in which they use the internet (communication, entertainment etc) and how they could make others feel good about themselves. Year 6 each wrote a 'Online Good Deed Promise' on a band and had to wear their bands until they had completed their action.
E-safety themed lessons always provide a fantastic insight into the increasing ways in which children are using technology outside of school. Below is a list of the games children play on, which were mentioned throughout the week. What became apparent was the need to check privacy settings for the games, to ensure they are unable to communicate with strangers and cannot receive any inappropriate/ unkind messages from other gamers. If you require more information about the games, please follow the links below.
Fortnite if played on X-Box