The children at Wainstalls understand the growing importance of staying safe online. In the past, with guidance from Mr Riddlesden, they have created E-Safety clubs who met periodically to discuss new initiatives for the school or to simply promote E-Safety. This is in addition to receiving E-Safety lessons every term year during ICT lessons! It's about time we had a new crop of youngsters to take up the challenge and begin a new E-Safety Club. Ideally, the input will come mostly from Key Stage 2 but Class 1 and 2 should not be put off. Mr Riddlesden will start to invite applications to join the club in the coming weeks.
So far we have had some great ideas including posters, newsletters and this new page on the website! They have already started putting up posters, creating ID badges and started work on our new E-Safety newsletter.
We would also like to share some links with you that have been really useful to us during our E-Safety lessons:
September 2014 update
All classes have again taken part in E-Safety awareness, researching the latest information and producing posters for the new E-Safety display in the ICT room.
This term we looked at some useful information on the CBBC website, where Hacker the dog presented lots of resources including music videos, horrible history productions and advice from popular presenters. Having E-Safety presented in these fun ways really seems to have caught their attention!
February 2015 update
Tuesday 10th February 2015 was Global Safer Internet Day therefore, during ICT lessons throughout the week, children have been learning about the various ways they can keep themselves safer online.
Class 3, for example, took part in an interactive quiz within Purple Mash where they had to decide which statements were safe (regarding online activity) and which were not. The children loved the competitive element of the quiz as they could re-do the quiz as many times as they liked in an attempt to beat the times of their friends. It really was a fun way to learn and hopefully many of the safe statements stuck in their heads.
During Class 4’s lesson, the theme was ‘Let’s create a better internet together’ where the children ware tasked with creating an E-safety poster, bringing together all their knowledge about internet safety and cyberbullying into one piece of work.
Things were a little more serious in Class 5 where a debate on the subject ‘Should children use social networking sites’ drew a wide range of opinions. Mr Riddlesden was alarmed to learn that some children already had Facebook accounts and other children had unrestricted access to You Tube, however, we hope that all our children now have some knowledge about what to do, should they experience issues online, and who they could talk to.