Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day is on the 11th February 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. 

At Moorfield, children will have a whole school internet safety assembly and will also take part in associated activities throughout the day, where staff will talk to children about the importance of staying safe online.

The theme for this year is “Free to be Me” and activities will based on tips for the different ages throughout school to help children better understand their use of the internet.

 

Age 3-7

 

Let’s create an internet where we are….

1.   Free to be ourselves

Be proud of all the things that you enjoy and keep on trying different things too. If there are new activities that you want to do online, ask an adult first to help you find them – to check they’re ok for you.

2.   Free to be kind 

Remember, the rules that you follow every day in real life also apply when you’re on the internet. It’s important to treat other people the way that you would like to be treated and always think about their feelings.

3.   Free to play

It’s really important that your parents and carers know what you enjoy doing online, so that they can help you when you need it. Using the internet together as a family is really fun, and you’ll be the best teacher when it comes to showing everyone your favourite games!

4.   Free to be safe

Some parts of your identity must stay private. This is your ‘personal information’ – which includes your name, date of birth, home address, school address, email address and passwords.

5.   Free to talk 

If anyone, or anything, online makes you feel worried, upset or uncomfortable, tell a trusted adult straight away. The sooner someone knows how you feel, the sooner you can be helped.


 

 

Age 7-11

Let’s create an internet where we are….

1.   Free to be creative

The internet is a great place to experiment with how to represent yourself. Whether that is using filters or emojis or giving your avatar wings and green hair in a game, remember to have fun and use the internet to release your inner creativity!

2.   Free to be different

The internet allows us to find more of the things we like or relate to, but it’s also a place where we can learn about people who are different to us. The internet can be a great place to express the things that make you special or unique. Let’s celebrate the fact that so many different people are using it!

3.   Free to feel safe

Always keep your personal information safe online. There are lots of ways you can express yourself without giving this away. Remember that other people online may not always be who they appear to be, so be sure to check with an adult if you are ever unsure about what to share or who you are chatting to online.

4.   Free to expect respect

If someone is treating you or your friends unkindly online, or not respecting you for who you are, you can use the block and report buttons to take positive action to stop it, and make sure you tell someone too. Remember to support your friends and show others how to be respectful and kind online.

5.   Free to ask for help

If you are ever unsure about something you see online, or anything makes you feel worried, upset or confused then ask an adult that you trust for some help and advice.

 

There is lots more information that you can see online, including tutorials and videos for parents to use with children at home.

 

Please just take a look around the Safer Internet website using this link

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020

 

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