Safer Internet Day 2017
In February 2017, Straits Primary celebrated Safer Internet Day. Around this time, Key Stage 2 enjoyed presentations from a visiting company: Loudmouth. These visits helped the children to gather useful tools to help them to stay safe online. You can read more about this in the Spring 2017 issue of the school newspaper: Straits Express.
Lead by the school's Computing Coordinator, every year group concentrated on a key objective to address on Safer Internet Day. The information below shows how this was structured. At Straits Primary, we feel it is important to ensure the children are exposed to an online safety curriculum which is progressive and relevant to their age group.
FS: 'Pupils learn that they have ownership over their creative work.'
Year 1: 'Pupils learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they must follow certain rules.'
Year 2: 'Pupils learn how to select key words to search for information that is appropriate.'
Year 3: 'Pupils explore the similarities and differences between in-person and online communications, learning how to write clear and respectful messages.'
Year 4: 'Pupils learn that copying the work of others is plagiarism, practising the use of online information in own work.'
Year 5: 'Pupils learn what spam is, and ways for dealing with it.'
Year 6: 'Pupils learn to deal with cyber-bullying, with particular reference to online gaming, and identify the responsibility they have for using the internet to develop rewarding relationships.'
E-Safety Day 2016
In 2016, all pupils of Straits Primary School took part in Safer Internet Day. Our Cyber Committee worked hard to introduce this special day to their peers during assembly. Each year group then reflected on what they had heard and completed a unit of work based around E-Safety. At Straits, we believe it is important that pupils explore a clear progression of work regarding E-Safety and we work hard to ensure all work undertaken is relevant to children's ages, hobbies and potential risks they may experience. A celebration of work from the day is on display in our school hall.