Our children love to use the internet, especially to play games. The way they start using devices and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At Boyne Hill Infant School we ensure that our children are taught Internet Safety from Foundation 2 upwards.
Alongside teacher led Internet safety talks and activities, we hold an Internet Safety Day every 3 years when Paul Hay, an expert in Internet Safety, leads an assembly and visits each class.
We use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency.
It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
- Top Tip 1: People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
- Top Tip 2: Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
- Top Tip 3: Keep your personal information private.
- Top Tip 4: If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.
You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking the link below.
We also hold sessions for parents and carers as it is important they learn about how children use the Internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home. Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety.
Paul is also happy for parents and carers to contact him with any questions you may have.
Information for Parents & Carers
An organisation called 'Parentzone' have created a great magazine for parents and carers to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help. You can download your own copy below. It is a large file so may take a little time to download.