How we teach the children about online safety
- being smart, alert, strong, kind and brave!
We use the "Be Internet Awesome" programme from Google to help our pupils learn more about their safety online. The programme, for pupils in Key Stage 2, focuses on four areas:
Be Internet Alert
It’s important to help our pupils become aware that people and situations online aren’t always as they seem. Discerning between what’s real and what’s fake is a very real lesson in online safety.
Be Internet Secure
Personal privacy and security are just as important online as they are offline. Safeguarding valuable information helps our pupils avoid damaging their devices, reputations, and relationships.
Be Internet Kind
The Internet is a powerful amplifier that can be used to spread positivity or negativity. Children need to use our charter of values and remember the core message of “treat others as you would like to be treated” when communicating online, creating positive impact for others and disempowering bullying behaviour.
Be Internet Brave
When children come across something questionable, they should feel comfortable talking to a trusted adult. Adults can support this behavior by fostering open communication at home and in the classroom.
You can find our more in this video from Google.
We will send home the Be Internet Awesome pledge for each family to read through and agree - another way of supporting online safety, both at home and in school.
Below are some links to websites that teach children about the importance of online safety.
Smart Rules - A website providing information on 'SMART' e-safety rules.
Think U Know - A website with advice on internet safety - how to have fun and stay in control.
Childnet - A great website which offers advice for both parents and children.