Living and Learning – Internet Safety

Friday 03 February 2023

Our focus in Living and Learning at the moment is all about recognising how we can stay safe online.  Class 5/6A were joined this week by Hazel  from d:side, who are an education programme aimed at providing young people with the tools they need to skilfully manage sensitive situations with peers.

Hazel spoke to our group about the various forms of social media that exist, what people should be using these for, and how to make your profile safe and secure.  We had a look at what we can do to ensure we only interact online with people we know and trust, spot suspicious profiles, and watched a video about the dangers of not posting securely online.

The pupils were full of good tips for how to recognise genuine profiles and connection requests, knew who to speak to if they were subjected to anything negative online, and understood age-appropriate content.

Help at home by talking to your child about how they use the internet at home, and how they can keep themselves safe.