Tag Archives: eSafety

Digital Parenting Magazine

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Children have been given the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine to take home with them tonight. Inside, parents and carers will find some great articles about how to keep their children safe when using the Internet at home. There is also a very handy section from page 40 onwards about age ratings for films and computer games, as well as guidance on how to set up parental controls for your internet connection and any social media accounts or streaming services.

It is a wonderful magazine with lots of great information. Don’t forget that we will continue to update you on the latest e-safety news and information on our social media feeds and via the school blog and website.

Mr Hunt Welcomes His SMART New Class!

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Mr Hunt thoroughly enjoyed getting to know his new class today.
As part of our first day back, we reminded ourselves about how to stay safe online. The children thought about our SMART rules. We discussed what the letters in SMART mean, and how we can put them into practise to keep ourselves and others safe. We then wrote letters to give advice to others.

The children showed a thorough knowledge and understanding, and were really enthusiastic and hard working throughout. A fantastic start to Year 4. Great work everyone!

Can you remember what the letters in SMART stand for? What advice would you give to others to help them stay safe online? Let us know in the comments!

Year 4 Discuss Plagiarism!

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As part of our work on e-safety, Year 4 have been discussing plagiarism – taking somebody else’s work and saying that it is your own.

We thought about all of the different things that we can create, from stories and artwork, to models and YouTube videos. Then we discussed how we would feel if somebody else stole that work and said that they had created it themselves.

The children thought about what we should do to avoid upsetting anybody or getting into any trouble – So remember, always give credit to things that you find online! The children produced some fantastic posters using iPads too – Well done Year 4!

Year 4’s e-Safety message – Be the change!

As part of our work for Safer Internet Day last week, the children in Year 4 reflected on the theme of the day – “Be the change”.

The children discussed how we can make changes to the internet to make it a better place for everybody. The children then used the Morfo app to create videos with some of their ideas. The video below contains some of their ideas and suggestions on how we can stay safe, and make the internet better in the future.

We hope that you enjoy it! Do you have your own ideas on how we can make the internet better for everyone? Let us know in the comments and we can all unite to provide a better internet!

EYFS Safer Internet Day

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For Safer Internet Day the children in Reception shared the story ‘Smartie the Penguin’. In the story Smartie gets a new laptop for his birthday but encounters lots of problems such as emails from strangers popping up. Does he try and fix it himself or does he tell an adult? We learnt the song that reminds us to always tell an adult before clicking anything.

The children have loved making their own laptops and we hope they will follow the SMART rules and Smartie’s song when using the internet at home.

Safer Internet Day

Wow! What a fantastic Safer Internet Day we have had at Sandford Hill! Mr Hunt has really enjoyed talking to children from across the school and finding out about their fantastic learning today. We are looking forward to sharing with you the great work that the children have been doing today, and I’m sure that the children have already been sharing the very important messages that they have learned with parents and carers!

Mr Hunt would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children for their enthusiasm and effort today. You have all been e-Safety Superstars!