Internet Safety Day 2022
At Horsley, we see computing as an integral part of teaching and learning and see it playing a significant role in the education of all children in our school. Computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle thus it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
The safe use of computing will also enhance and extend children’s learning across the whole curriculum whilst contributing to motivation and the development of social skills. We aim to provide appropriate, fully integrated and supported computing resources in order that the highest level of education can be offered to all pupils. It is of great importance to us that we equip the children with the skills that they need to stay safe in the ever-changing online world.
Key Vocabulary Documents
S - SAFE: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information to people. This means your full name, home address, home phone number, school name, and many more.
M - MEETING: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. How do you know that they are who they say they are? You should never meet up with someone you have met online.
A - ACCEPTING: Accepting emails, instant messages like face-chat or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know, or trust can lead to problems - they may contain dangerous viruses. If in doubt, delete it and then find a grown-up you trust and tell them.
R - RELIABLE: Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
T - TELL: Tell your parents/carers or a trusted grown-up if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried online. Examples of trusted adults could be your teacher, caretaker, volunteers, office staff or your headteacher.
What we use to support our teaching
NSPCC: E-safety for schools
UK Safer Internet Centre
SWGfL: online safety