Safer Internet Day 2015

 

Safer Internet Day 2015

‘Let’s create a better internet together’

Once again, we join hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.

It offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.  

The day was dedicated to exploring how we could help to create a better internet together, and involved a wide range of activities throughout the entire school.  We linked across the curriculum too, by involving Safer Internet Day incorporating music, geography, drama, literacy and computing, to name a few.

It doesn’t stop there

The children are then encouraged to blog about the activities their year groups took part in throughout the day as well as writing about how they hope to create a better internet together and what e-Safety messages they learnt over the day.

To give you an idea of some of the fun we had, below is one exciting excerpt from the day:

Year 4 – Mystery School Challenge

Recently we received a very interesting invitation to take part in an activity, with another school on the other side of the country!  Year 4 had the exciting opportunity to connect with the school over Skype and play a game of mystery, in which they had to work out the name of the other school and vice versa.  

This may sound easy enough, until we add a little twist… the questions could only be answered with a Yes or a No!

Even harder still when each of the opponents is allowed to add a Red Herring into the mix!

Children collected into groups of Researchers, Interviewers, Question Writers and Scribes and worked together to ask questions to their opponents on the other side of the screen.  They used various search engines and Google maps to try and narrow down the search.

Year 4 Mystery Skype Challenge

This experience was a fantastic way to get across to children that it is very difficult to know exactly who you are talking to over the internet, whilst also celebrating the benefits that the internet brings; with a 162 mile distance between the two schools, it’s fantastic to see these children connect and learn in such a constructive way.

The children gained hugely from the experience, not just in realising some important factors of e-Safety, but also extending a variety of valuable skills.  

Great fun was had by all, and both schools accomplished their goal in the time given!  

We’d all like to say a big Thank You and Well Done to Abbas and Templecombe Primary School and we look forward to connecting with you all much more in the future, through blogging and other Skype opportunities.

Visit Abbas and Templecombe Primary School‘s website to find out about their Safer Internet activities

We’re you part of Safer Internet Day?

Whether you are a pupil of Staplehurst School, Abbas and Templecombe Primary School or another school, we would love to hear your thoughts on Safer Internet Day and activities that you took part in.

Add a comment below.  When blogging, make sure that you remember to:

Only use your first name, never include your surname

Use a pretend email address like me@staplehurstschool.co.uk

Let us know which year group you are in

If you are a pupil of another school, make sure you let us know.

 

 

 

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11 Responses to Safer Internet Day 2015

  1. Samantha says:

    I really enjoyed safer internet day. In year 6, we had a debate about whether the internet was ‘for good or for evil’
    Overall we came to the conclusion of it was for evil because you can easily become a bully online because when it is typed up you don’t know whether it was actually said as a joke or not.
    I learned a lot on Safer Internet Day so thank you to every one who helped to make the day fun and interesting.

  2. MrsAdams says:

    It’s great that you learnt so much on Safer Internet Day, thank you for sharing the interesting conclusion reached following the debate Samantha. I wonder, do you think that it would be less “evil” if all people who use the Web use it responsibly? If digital devices are only capable of doing what they are programmed to do, can that device (or in this case the collection of devices that make up the Web) be bad or “evil”?

    So, with the above in mind, is it the Web that creates negative (bad) experiences, or is it the way that the Web is used?

    We’d Love to hear thoughts on this.

  3. Koala class says:

    We all enjoyed Safer Internet Day yesterday because it taught us how to be safe online. We watched some clips of people who hadn’t been safe online and learned from what happened to them. Some of the important things we learned were:-

    Never give out personal information (check privacy settings.)
    Never meet up with somebody you have met online without your parents or guardians there.
    Don’t tell lies online.
    Always tell an adult if you see or hear something online that worries you upsets you.
    Be careful what you say online because the person you are contacting might not know if you are joking because they can’t see your face.
    Talk to people online how you would like to be talked to yourself.
    USE THE WHISPER BUTTON ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE IF YOU ARE WORRIED BY SOMETHING ONLINE.

    Now Koalas are all safe and responsible internet users.
    By Koalas – Year 3

  4. Cheetahs Class says:

    On Safer Internet Day Miss Reid asked us what comes to our minds when she said Internet. Then we did a quiz about the Internet. We learned to keep safe on the Internet. Then with Mrs Hein we listened to a song about the Internet. It was the tune of What Makes You Beautiful by 1 Direction.
    by Cheetahs – Year 3

  5. Adam 3K says:

    I really enjoyed Safer Internet Day because we learnt how to be safe online. We watched a video clip about a lost princess and she trusted an adult online and she could of got into bad trouble for trusting the adult online. So I learnt not to trust anyone online.

  6. Samantha says:

    I think the internet would be less evil if everybody knew how to use it appropriately and that is why Safer Internet Day is so important.

  7. tegan says:

    I really enjoyed the bit when we made posters it was really fun.

  8. Tia says:

    I really enjoyed Safer Internet Day at school because my class had lots of fun. We did fun colourful cool posters that looked really great. I enjoyed it and I think my class did too. I learnt that it is very dangerous to talk to someone online that you haven’t seen in person and I watched a video and someone talked online. When she met him in person it was not who she thought it would be… So always be safe online.

  9. Ruby says:

    Yes I agree it’s really fun. I enjoyed listening to the song.

  10. Mrs K says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed Safer Internet Day Tia. You obviously listened well and learned lots! Good girl.

  11. EmilyA says:

    I liked Safer Internet Day because we made some fun posters. I loved it when we learnt how to blog.
    I agree with Tia we did have a lot of fun. I hope we have even more fun next Safer Internet Day.
    Year 3

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