SplashAt Pebworth First School, keeping children safe when they are on the internet is important whether they are at school or at home.

In February 2014, the children took part in an Internet Safety Day. Every child took part, with their class, in presenting their e-safety learning to parents and carers in an assembly that was held at the end of the school day.

Class 1 made e-safety posters based on Hectors World, Class 2 delivered a class rap and Class 3 researched and presented their findings, using Powerpoint, on a range of topics such as safe surfing, gaming and using mobiles safely.

Class 3 also entered a competition held by Planet Sherston where they had to design an avatar that helps pupils with their learning on a fictitious world called “Planet Sherston”. The winner would be the new avatar that would join the other avatars in the programme. The children had fun designing their avatars and writing character descriptions. There were many entries as it was a national competition so we were extremely excited that a design by one of our pupils was shortlisted. The avatar named “Splash” was designed by Anna.

Below are some links where you can find out further information on keeping children safe when they are online.

Social Media Advice for Parents (PDF) – This document lists the 11 main sites and Apps that children are using after Facebook. This document gives a brief description of what the site is used for along with information on what parents and teachers need to know.

What Can I Do Right Now (PDF) – A checklist for parents on what they should consider doing now to help their children to stay safe when online.

Conversation Starters (PDF) – A list of suggestions on how to start a dialogue with your children about safe internet use.

“Talking Angela” App - A link to an article on The Guardian website discussing the a hoax that was on several social media sites in February 2014. This article clarifies the validity of the hoax.

UK Safer Internet Centre - This website gives parents and teachers guidance on keeping children safe when they are online.

Think U Know - This website is run by CEOP and contains information for children, parents and teachers, as well as a link for children to report abuse online.