Internet Safety Day – February 5th 2019
At Newquay Junior we are acutely aware of the importance of safe internet usage and strive to ensure that ‘…all pupils are helped and protected so that they are kept safe online at all times’.
The many social platforms of the Internet pose a range of potential dangers that children can encounter each time they log-on. Throughout the delivery of our comprehensive ICT curriculum, we continually promote safe and respectful use of all ICT in-order to protect ourselves and others.
This year, for ‘Internet Safety Day 2019’, we focused upon the importance of passwords to protect our information and how to ensure they are effective against malicious acts. We also focused upon keeping our posts and friendship groups secure and private and the importance of only sharing information with people we know and trust.
It is our aim to educate all our pupils to be respectful and safe users of the Internet and ensure that the only reap the many benefits it provides.
We discussed the E-Safety rules around permission. We understand that we need someone’s permission to allow us to publish anything about them online: either a picture or information. We learnt that there are a range of ways to collaborate and communicate online and how to keep our identities safe when doing so. I know what to do and how to report things that make me feel uncomfortable online.
The children learned about the importance of their online security. They now understand, that on the internet, not everyone is who they say they are. They understand that a password is a private code to keep information safe and we discussed why we need to keep our information ‘digitally secure’. They learned how to protect themselves with ‘strong’ passwords and security settings. We learned why it is important to have a different password for each online account and discussed that ’strong’ passwords are an important part of cyber-security as they protect us from malware and hacker-led attacks. We also discussed using the internet with respect and identified who we think can see information that we post and share.
Year 5 and 6
We discussed the importance of using the internet with respect and identified who we think can see information that we post and share online. We understand, that on the internet, not everyone is who they say they are. We also learned about security, safety and how to keep ourselves safe online. We now know how to abide by online policies and report unsuitable content and cyber-bullying.