Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, the whole school had an exciting Safer Internet Day assembly with Mr Hodges and Mrs Robert who talked all about how to be safe online.

We all learnt about the definition of permission and how it is an important part of using the internet. Different examples were shared in the assembly and we all had to choose what we believed to be the best option. One example was to consider whether we can accept a location setting on mum’s phone. After very careful consideration, we realised we needed to ask their permission as the phone did not belong to us.

Also in the assembly, Mr Hodges and Mrs Roberts excitedly announced that we are having a poster competition where the winner receives chocolate. The posters are all about how we enjoy using the internet whilst also considering how to do so safely. Everyone is eager to get going on their posters and hopefully win a prize! We are sure the winners will enjoy the chocolate.

By Mia and Cora

Year 6 visit From PC Luke Carson.

On Thursday 31st of January, the pupils of Year 6 had a visit from the one and only Luke Carson (a local police constable).

To begin, Luke asked us what we knew about E-Safety. Then he showed us multiple slides on the types of games and websites that are appropriate for 10-11 year-olds. We discussed the games which we play on and Luke gave us suggestions about how to stay safe when we were playing these.

By Isabelle and Alex

Luke Carson visit

On the 24th of the January, Year 4 had an important visitor named Luke Carson.

The reason he came to our school is so that he could talk to Year 4 all about E-Saftey. Firstly, he introduced himself by telling them his name and saying where he worked (for the police). After he had done that, Mr Hodges handed out the white boards and the children got right into a quiz all about E-Saftey and generally being safe on the internet.

In the quiz you could earn points and the team with the most points at the end of the quiz wins!!! After the quiz, they watched a short clip recapping the points raised in the quiz. As swell as the quiz, they thought about which pictures should be shared online and which are best to be kept private.

Year 4 had loads of fun testing their knowledge and we know the rest of KS2 cannot wait until it is their turn to learn with Luke.

Isabelle and Mia

Safer Internet Day 2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018 was Safer Internet Day 2018. This is a very important date in a school were we learn about the internet and how to stay safe online. Throughout the school year we do lots of E-Safety lessons in our classes but this week was extra special as it focused on making the internet a kinder place starting with us. In the morning, Mr Lowe and Miss Lea held an assembly all about this years theme and how to make a kinder internet.WE played a game about how what we thought was appropriate behaviour when using technology. After the assembly, children returned to their classes to continue their learning about how to make the internet a safer place and how to behave nicely whilst using technology. Everyone in school as made a Safer Internet Day pledge which they will try follow to make the internet an even better place and we will be displaying throughout school.

Remember everyone, a safer, kinder internet starts with YOU!

Luke Carson Visits Blakehill

Yesterday, Luke Carson and one of his colleagues (nicknamed Ginge) came to visit Year 5 at Blakehill to talk all about cyber bulling and internet safety. To start off, he showed us alot of the technology from the 90’s (when your parents were probably little, or your older siblings!). Here are a few examples: Mario Kart (and the Super Mario), Nokia (known as the Nokia brick), Nintendo SNEZ, N64, PS1. Good old 90’s. Also there was a tamagotchi, which you had to look after like a pet and Snake the Game, which you could play on your ‘Nokia Brick’. We all know it’s still a popular game, even though its old!

Then we went on to discussing the good and bad things about posting pictures and going on online games. It’s not a bad thing to be online but you must make sure that you stay safe and only talk to people you know. The good thing about being online is that you can communicate with your friends and family but only when making sure it’s the real them!

After this, we moved on to an age restriction quiz. This surprised many people as things like Youtube were a 13+! We had around 8 apps to connect to their names and then to the age restrictions. However, alot of things that year 5 and 6 and even 3 and 4 use were over their ages! Most of us got this quiz wrong, as when we are on the internet, we think it is ok to go on the things we like but sometimes it’s really not and we don’t know!

Remember kids, to be safe on the internet and don’t get yourself into trouble! If you don’t like or see something when you are on the inter web, turn off and tell!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

 

Luke Carson talks to Year 5

On Thursday (9th of March 2017) Luke Carson, the amazing and responsible police officer, came into teach year 5 all about online bulling, which is a very devastating thing that happens all around the world. Sometimes people can be so unhappy that they commit suicide, which is never the answer.  If you feel like you are been bullied then speak out you never are alone! If you feel you can not talk to your parents then talk to your teacher or your friends.

First, as a table, we combined our brains to complete a hard puzzle.We had to wisely join the crime names to what they were and also to how long they would go to jail for. Though as it is, we all managed to complete the challenge. Next we watched a very emotional video off a poor, young,rejected and lonely boy who, every time a horrible thing popped up on the scream of his new phone (like a message saying you’re ugly), got hurt on the inside and outside. This was to show us how bad it can damage feelings inside. Sadly, this affects many people. We also found out that the majority of online bullies are actually girls but that’s not to see that boys don’t do it too.
If you have ever sent one of these nasty messages or are thinking about it then STOP and think how you would feel if someone consistently was sending horrid messages to you.

We thank the great officer Luke Carson for coming in to show us why we should not bully and for telling us what do if we feel we (or our friends) are being bullied online. And remember if you see something we don’t like on a device TURN OFF AND TELL!

Bye Emily Mae 🙂

Safer Internet Day 2017

On Tuesday it was the national  Safer Internet Day! Mr Lowe and the Digital Leaders started the day of with a morning assembly all about E-safety. It is all about sharing images online and also talked about sharing other pieces of personal information such as; where you live, your age and full name. They spoke about making sure you get permission from friends to post pictures of you and them and to make sure your pictures don’t give too much information away about yourself.
Through the week and the next few weeks a policeman (Luke Carson) will be coming into KS2 classes and talking to us about being safe and smart on the internet. He also did a quiz on our internet safety  knowledge.
On Wednesday, Mr Lowe finished the day off with another assembly, this one was all about our digital footprints and how they can effect the rest of your life. Did you know that any information you put online or someone else puts online about you can make your digital footprint even bigger?. And did you know that when you are older people offering you jobs can look at your digital footprint to see if you are being positive or negative online.

Remember stay safe on the internet and NOT to give PERSONAL info away!

By Alex

 

 

 

 

Pokemon Go for parents and carers

As Pokemon Go continues to grow in popularity and has a lot of media coverage at the moment we are providing you with these links so that you know just what the app is and how it works. Theses link have useful information about the app and outlines possibles risks.

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/pokemon-go-gaming-gone-mobile

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/Pok%C3%A9mon-go

360 degree safe!

We are a 360 degree safe school! This means that our school is good at E-Safety. Our teachers have been working hard to tell us what E-Safety is about and Mr Lowe and Miss Lea has been doing assemblies with the digital leaders about E-Safety. Yesterday a very important person AKA Steve Dale came to look at our E-Safety things that are displayed around the school. He gave us an award called E-Safety 360 degree safe which will now be displayed on the bottom of the letters that we receive at Blakehill.

If you would liek any help or advice about staying safe online please look at the e-safety section of our school website

by Elyse + Macie

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360 degree safe!

We are a 360 degree safe school! This means that our school is good at E-Safety. Our teachers have been working hard to tell us what E-Safety is about and Mr Lowe and Miss Lea has been doing assemblies with the digital leaders about E-Safety. Yesterday a very important person AKA Steve Dale came to look at our E-Safety things that are displayed around the school. He gave us an award called E-Safety 360 degree safe which will now be displayed on the bottom of the letters that we receive at Blakehill.

If you would liek any help or advice about staying safe online please look at the e-safety section of our school website

by Elyse + Macie

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