E-Safety Week (4-8th February)
This half term, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have been completing a Unit of work on e-safety. We have been following the Scheme of Work written by Google; Be Internet Legends. Within this unit, children have been taught the skills they need to be safe and smart online. The skills that the children have learnt are, to:
Some very mature and interesting discussions took place in the classrooms, and some interesting points were raised by the children.
One such discussion, whilst considering social media, and creating a positive digital footprint, was that children spoke about concerns about strangers contacting them online through many of the games they play including Fortnite and Roblox.
Many of you will be aware that a popular game at the moment is Fornite. Please be aware, that the recommended age for playing this game is 12 years old, and that there are concerns regarding children being contacted by strangers. Research from NSPCC and O2, of 2,059 children and young people aged 11-18, reveals that that one in four children have been contacted online by someone they don’t know.
Below is advice for parents regarding online safety. The leaflet has been translated into a variety of languages. Please take on board advice in order to establish a safe and secure online environment for your child/children.
Visit www.net-aware.org.uk for more a guide on social networks your children may be using.
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