Tuesday the 11th February is Safer Internet Day. This year's theme is identity and discussing with the children about being free to express themselves online, albeit with in reason.
We are celebrating in school by talking about how to be safe on the internet. Year 2 have learnt that if anything upsets, worries or confuses them online they must get help from an adult. To support you at home, there is a download http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/teachers/hectors-world-safety-button/ that enables children to put up a screensaver to mask anything they are worried about, until an adult can help them.
Children are frequently taught about the need to stay safe online. These children in Y2 thought about the differences between online and offline play and what makes them safe. Click on the image to see more.
On line safety including parent's and children's guides to social media
Net Aware – Parents review kids’ social networks, apps and games
UK Safer Internet Centre – Parent controls – Parental Controls offered by your home internet provider
Games Consoles Parental Protection - Do you know how to change the settings to keep your child safe?