Safer Internet Day 2024
To mark Safer Internet Day we learnt and shared our ideas about keeping safe online. Whilst recognising all the positive things that we can do on the internet, children have been learning that we also need to consider the risks in order to keep us safe. Some of the main points that we talked about were:
- Anyone can add things to the internet. This means that we can’t always trust or believe what we see on it.
- ·We can’t always trust that people who want to talk to us on the internet are trustworthy, or that they are who they say they are.
- We can’t always trust websites on the internet. Some may have viruses that can stop our computers from working properly.
- Try to only use websites that we know can be trusted and try to use websites designed for children.
- There is a version of YouTube just for children, called YouTube Kids. This is safer than the main site.
- Always tell a trusted adult if you aren’t sure about anything on the internet, or if you see anything that worries you.
For further information and top tips for parents and carers please visit Top Tips for parents and carers - UK Safer Internet Centre . Please also see Keeping children safe online | NSPCC which includes information on setting parental controls.
You might also enjoy reading the picture book Once Upon A Time Online, by David Bedford. This is a fun book about fairy tale characters who discover some of the benefits as well as some of the risks about going online.