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Online Ambassadors

10th November, 2015

Our council helps everyone be online more safely

Safer Internet Day 2020

10th February, 2020

Safer Internet Day is on the 11th February 2020! 

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme:

Together for a better internet.

Have a read through for some handy tips – See the web page at

Online safety meeting

27th November, 2019

On Monday this week, the online safety council and Mrs Smithson had a meeting and have many suggestions and ideas for helping to keep children in our school safe.

  • Following a concern raised at last meeting about children using TikTok and not always making safe choices, a flyer about this has been sent to parents, it has been mentioned on the newsletter and discussed in class with Years 5 and 6.
  • Suggestion from Year 3 child ~ we should have a slip that says ‘your child ___________ has been watching/ playing ___________ which is not suitable for their age’ to go home to parents when children are talking about inappropriate games, shows, films, etc. in school. We could keep a copy in school so we can see if lots of children are doing the same things. Mrs Smithson to make the slip and then share with teachers and see if this acceptable
  • We can make a questionnaire to complete about how children are using technology and online safety ~ online safety councillors can have this and ask the children during break and lunchtime.

Suggested questions: Do you have a ….phone/ laptop/ console/ tablet?

What games do you play?

Have you ever spoken to someone you don’t know online?

Has someone you don’t know ever spoken to you?

What would you do if something worried you online?

  • After we have done the survey, we can use the outcomes to help us plan an assembly

  • What are the responsibilities for online safety council?

~ leading assemblies

~ teaching some lessons

~ reporting concerns

  • How do we keep safe online?

~ don’t speak to strangers online

~ use secure websites beginning with ‘https’

~ don’t share personal information

  • Do we have any concerns?

~ some children using TikTok and discussing this in the playground ~ concerned they have followers they don’t know/ talking to people online they don’t know

  • Do you have any suggestions?

~ have clipboards and pencils and interview others at playtime about online safety and any concerns they have/ how they use technology

~ need to think about how to use ipads and laptops sensibly in school, including plugging them back in when finished

How safe do we feel?

15th October, 2019

Mrs Parr talked to children from Y1 to Y6 about how they kept safe and how they felt in school and at home. Please read their responses.

Pupil Parliament News

27th March, 2019

Pupil Parliament

Meeting: 27.03.19

  1. The Pupil Parliament met today to discuss the Pupil Parliament awards and certificates.
  2. The Worship Council representative explained to the Pupil Parliament that they would continue to use the new prayer signs for a trial period.
  3. The JRSO’s talked about making road safety sheets for younger children
  4. The Learning Council have written a sheet for teachers and pupils with division calculations plus making a ‘Don’t watch the clock’ poster. They also discussed Football issues.
  5. The IT Ambassadors felt that people were being very safe with the M challenge and will check that everybody knows how to keep safe. Mrs Parr will raise this with staff at the briefing.
  6. In the School Council, the children have suggested that the Friendship Stop is changed from its’ current position (too close to the Badger football pitch) to the circular bench – awaiting delivery. Football has been an issue at playtimes with both pitches being used. The Pupil Parliament has agreed to start a Football Free Fridays scheme to encourage children to play different games. Mrs Parr explained that the school had purchased replacement outside equipment for the gum trail and new playground markings to create a Keep Fit circuit.
  7. Our JRSO’s competition to design a checklist to keep safe on the roads – different for different years.
  8. Next meeting: Football – feedback from the Football Free Friday’s scheme.

First meeting

14th November, 2018

Last week we met as online safety ambassadors for the first time this year.

Here is what we discussed:

We started by discussing what it means to ‘be safe online’:

  • Turning the computer off or telling an adult about anything worrying
  • If you receive offensive messages you can report and block them. You can give a reason for reporting them.
  • Don’t just play with anyone online, you don’t know who they are
  • Be careful of who you are accepting as a ‘friend’ online
  • Use a different name for a username, rather than your real name

We then discussed what we would like to have on our display:

  • Tips about being safe
  • Pictures to help with understanding
  • ‘Be safe online’
  • Stranger danger – how to be safe around strangers online
  • Something about games consoles

We will be meeting again in a few week’s time to make the resources for our display.

Online safety council

We met on the 26th January to discuss ‘safer internet day’, which is happening on the 6th February.

We discussed what we would like to talk about in our assembly:

  • Not talking to people you don’t know
  • Telling your parents stuff
  • If a website has a padlock it’s safe, if it’s open it’s not safe
  • Have a fake name, not a real one for accounts
  • Report anything bad people say, on a console there is a button
  • If someone is reported 3 times on a game console they are removed

We are going to meet next week to discuss who is going to say what during the assembly on ‘safer internet day’.

Please read our Pupil Perceptions about Feeling Safe at school and at home:

Safeguarding Pupil Perception October 2017

We met on the 17th October to discuss online safety.

We spoke about how we can be safe online. Here’s what we came up with:

  • Online using it to play games and complete homework
  • Don’t give out personal information
  • Be with a grown-up when using it
  • Ask adults permission to download games
  • Don’t text other people that you don’t know
  • Don’t meet up with anyone you don’t know
  • Don’t use your real name on accounts e.g. YouTube
  • Make your passwords hard, so that no one can guess them
  • Don’t friend request people who you don’t know

We are planning to do an assembly all about being safe online after half term.

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