Furze Platt Infant School

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Internet Safety

Our children love to use the internet especially to play games. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.

At Furze Platt Infant School we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety even in Reception.

At least once a year we hold an Internet Safety Day. Our Chair of Governors, Paul Hay who is 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 (CEOPs).

You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here.

Lee and Kim

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.

Click here to download and print your own poster.

We also hold sessions for parents. It is important for all parents to 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. Here is the site

www.pclstraining.com/links

Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.

paul.hay@pclstraining.com

 

"Digital Parenting" magazine

An organisation called Parentzone have created a great magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.

Click here to download your own copy   (it is a large file so may take a little time to download)