Our children love to use the internet, especially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and other devices and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At Furze Platt Infants, we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.
We recently had an On-line Safety Awareness Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
We use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here
The children learn the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
- Top Tip 1 : People online may not be who they say they are.
- Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people online.
- Top Tip 3 : Do not share private information.
- Top Tip 4 : If you are worried tell an adult
You can download your copy of the 4 Top Tips Here
The cartoon Is one of a series created by CEOP aimed at ages 4-5 years. All three cartoons can be found here
We also held an information session for parents. It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home. For those who were unable to attend, Paul has provided a video of the session:
Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos:
Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year in over a hundred countries to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to reflect as a family about how you can use the internet and technology safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!
"Digital Parenting" magazine
Additional advice and support
Please click on the links below:
ThinkUKnow website for children
ThinkUKnow website for parents/carers