Online safety Assemblies
On Wednesday 15th July 2021, we had our half termly whole school online safety assembly.
With the children heading to the summer break, it's essential that they are aware of the risks that they face when spending longer periods of time online or using technology. We shared the story 'Oscar's Adventures in the Online World'. In the text, Oscar is faced with decisions that he has to make when exploring the online world. Children gave Oscar the good advice that he needed in key areas such as: gaming, posting online, in game purchases, responding to friend requests, sharing personal information and cyber bullying. We shared our thoughts after the story and we discussed the importance of making 'good decisions' online. A range of advice and support is available on our school website for you to refer to over the summer break. Assembly slides are below.
On Wednesday 19th October, our half termly online safety assembly concentrated on the idea of what we need to do when we're faced with a difficult decision online.
We shared the story 'Digiduck's BIG decision' and explored its themes in more detail. Often we find ourselves in situations online where we have big decisions to make. Often we get stuck between doing what is right and doing something that might make us feel popular. We explored the importance of making decisions that reflect our behaviour in a non- virtual world. As we lead into half term and screen time might increase, it is important to remember how we can be a good digital citizen and to respect each other online. The assembly slides are below.
On Wednesday 15th December, the children had their half termly online safety assembly.
The theme for the assembly was our conduct when using technology. We shared the story 'Digiduck and the magic castle'. In the text, Digiduck found that through sharing his password and not making the right decisions, he spent a lot of money on in APP purchases. We discussed the importance of our conduct online over the Christmas period during additional screentime. The slides are attached below.
On Wednesday 2nd February we held our half termly online safety assembly to celebrate safer internet day.
The theme for the assembly was behaviours online- thinking carefully about messages being sent when gaming and in chats online. Children were encouraged to think carefully about the impact that their conduct could have on not only other people but also themselves. We discussed the importance of being a good digital citizen and the impact that a bad digital footprint could have on their future. During the week, the children experienced follow up sessions in their computing lesson around this years safer internet day theme. The assembly slides are below.
On Wednesday 25th May we held our half termly online safety assembly with a focus on inappropriate contact children may face online.
The theme for the assembly was inappropriate contact online- thinking carefully about who we might be talking to. Children were encouraged to think carefully about the dangers faced when communicating online- whether that be through direct messages or online gaming. Children were made aware that not everybody online is who they say they are and we also discussed the importance of not sharing personal information with strangers. Children were advised to behave no differently in the virtual world to how they would in a real life situation. We shared the book Digiduck's famous friend that put this message into a child friendly context. The pages from the book are below.
Our Wednesday 13th June we had our final online safety assembly for this academic year.
The theme for the assembly was excess screen time and thinking carefully about the amount of time we spend using technology. Children were encouraged to think carefully about alternative ways than technology to enjoy the summer holidays. We reviewed the year as a whole and discussed how we remain safe online and what we should do to limit the 3C's during the 6 weeks break. We shared the book blackout that puts that message into a child friendly context. The pages from the book are below.