We welcomed Owain and Tanesha from Google Internet Legends to lead a fun and interactive presentation with our key stage 2 children about how to stay safe when using the Internet. the children are loving the game linked below.
Further information and a free on-line game can be accessed through the website
The presentation encouraged the children to be: Internet Sharp: Good (and bad) news travels fast online, and children can sometimes find themselves in tricky situations with lasting consequences. But what can they do to prevent this? The answer: understand how to share smartly with those they know – and those they don’t. Internet Alert: People and situations online aren’t always what they seem. Internet Legends know how to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not. Internet Secure: Personal privacy and security are as important online as they are in the real world. Keeping valuable information safe helps children avoid damaging their devices, reputations and relationships. Internet Kind: The internet amplifies everything: good things seem more exciting, bad things seem much worse and can hurt – a lot. A great rule to live by online, as well as off, is ‘treat others as you would like to be treated yourself’. Children can have a positive impact on others and stop bullying in its tracks by refusing to join in. Internet Brave: When children come across something they're not sure about on-line, they should feel comfortable talking to a trusted adult. Adults can support this by showing they're open to talking, even about difficult or embarrassing things at home and in the classroom. The presentation included information on how to make a password as secure as possible, by using at least 8 characters, using a mix of capital and lower case letters, numbers and symbols; how to recognize phishing – when someone on-line tries to get you to reveal personal information; thinking about how different emojis can be interpreted; and how to test whether it is ok to post something on-line by using the rule that if you wouldn’t say something out loud to someone’s face, then it shouldn’t be posted on-line.