Internet Safety

Our children love to use the internet especially to play games and to communicate with their friends. 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 Skene Square, we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.

We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.

In P1 - 4, we used a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).


It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.

Sids Top Tips Poster.pdf

For the P5 - 7 children , we had a special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it.

They were shown a video to help understand.

Unfortunately, due to copyright issues, we are unable to have it loaded on this site.

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 delivered a 'How to keep your child safe online' input to parents on Wednesday 27th November. A selection of the slides he used can be viewed/downloaded here:

Online Safety For Parents.pdf

Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site:

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


"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. These have already been sent home with the children however if you would like another copy then you can download it using the link below.