Our council helps everyone be online more safely
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?
games do you play?
you ever spoken to someone you don’t know online?
someone you don’t know ever spoken to you?
would you do if something worried you online?
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
~ 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
~ need to think about how to use ipads and
laptops sensibly in school, including plugging them back in when finished
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.
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’.
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.