Living and Learning: online safety and Safer Internet Day

Wednesday 08 February 2023

Over the last two weeks, Year 2 have been learning about four main areas of online safety (plus lots of other online safety tips too).

We welcomed Dave from d:side last week to support this learning and this week was Safer Internet Day.

We thought about how and why we might use the internet. Here’s some of the class’ favourite things to do online.

We’ve had lots of discussions about staying safe online. Here the children are sorting websites into those we would trust (eg our school website, well known websites such as the BBC website) and those we wouldn’t trust (eg a pop up telling you that you have won something).

We learnt that the padlock next to the web address tells us this is a secure and trusted site.

This video reinforced key messages about not everything online is true (this could be people or information) and the importance of not sharing any of your personal information.

These texts all have important online safety messages and our daily poem this week is this online safety rhyme.

Throughout this learning, we reinforced the message that if the children were unsure or something didn’t feel right they should always Start Telling Other People and let a trust adult know.

We even got to meet Buddy (NSPCC mascot), who was visiting Year 5 and 6, and it was great that the children all remembered him from our recent Speak out Stay safe NSPCC assembly.

Help at home: here are the PEGI age ratings. Ask your child what they are for and why they are important.