The internet is full of wonderful resources for children to research and learn about the things that interest them and is an essential tool for today's children and adults.
However, there are also potential risks involved in its use, so it is imperative that we teach our children how to behave safely and responsibly when online. At Lytchett Matravers Primary School, all of our children receive an E-safety education at an appropriate level in each class, teaching them how to use the internet safely and what to do if they are worried about something that has happened while they are using it. We keep E-safety in mind every time children are using the internet and it is brought into particular focus in the Spring Term every year when we hold our annual E-safety Day and week.
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Our Annual ‘E-Safety’ Day
During this day, all of the children work hard to learn about how to stay safe online. Here is a brief summary of each year group's workshop for your information.
Please find this below:
- Reception – introducing children to the concept of ‘personal’ details.
- Year 1 – building on the learning from Reception, children are now taught the potential risks of sharing their personal details online.
- Year 2 – raising awareness that not everyone online is who they say they are and the importance of understanding that a virtual friend might not be a ‘real’ friend.
- Year 3 – focusing on the importance of staying safe online and introducing the risks involved with meeting ‘virtual’ friends in real life.
- Year 4 – expanding on education from the previous year this session explores further the issue of trust and raises awareness amongst students that some people may not always be telling the truth. Encourages children to tell a trusted adult if anything they experience online makes them feel uncomfortable
- Year 5 – Introduces social networking and ‘posting’ online. Highlights the need to ensure that all privacy settings are set to maximum. As part of the talk, the children viewed a video that you may wish to discuss with your child. This explored what could potentially happen if our young people do not stay safe online.
- Year 6 – A more in-depth exploration of social networking and their inherent risks. As part of the talk, the children viewed a video that you may wish to discuss with your child. This explored what could potentially happen if our young people do not stay safe online.