It was lovely for the children to gain a deeper understanding on E-safety and how to stay safe online. As you know children are increasingly using Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in schools and in the home.
In the lesson the children were pleased and excited to see a minecraft chatroom appear on the interactive board. Miss J Cox had been ‘chatting to a little boy’ and shared some personal details. As the chat progressed the children too were excited to share their personal information; including full name, where they live, where they go to school, their age and most shockingly, the children all thought it would be a good idea to meet up with their ‘new online friend’ as they too lived in Northampton. At the end of the chat the children came to learn that they could be talking to anybody and to not believe what they see. It was lovely to observe their change in opinion and approach to talking to people online. It was lovely to see the children asking probing questions and wanting to learn more.
Following the lesson the children were inspired to promote e-safety by creating posters. The children were able to list some of the important factors to consider when online, these include;
- Don’t befriend people you don’t know.
- Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.
- Do not share any personal information
- Respect other people online like you would in the playground
- If you see something online that make your feel worried or upset; switch off the screen or tablet and tell a grown up.
Overall, the children enjoyed learning the importance of having simple rules to stay safe online.