Online Safety Week 2019

Online Safety Week 2019

Children at Etwall Primary School use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. This week, we will be holding our annual Online Safety Week to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.  

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Throughout the week, we will be posting photographs of children's work, videos, safety tips and advice and links to other websites to help you successfully navigate through the ever changing face of the internet.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school.  We would be only too pleased to give you any help or advice about keeping you and your children safe whilst online.





How to keep children safe online

10 tips to keep our children safe online

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Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February 2019 with the slogan “Together for a better internet.” 

The day provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with your children about their digital lives. 

To help you talk to your children about having a positive and safe time online, UK Safer Internet Centre has created a pack for parents and carers, including conversation starters, a factsheet, family pledge card and more!

Please see below:

The UK Safer Internet Centre have created a film - 'Your Choice or Mine' - which is a great conversation starter that lets parents and young people share views and learn from one another. Safer Internet Day's aim is to inspire conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Why not try this at home with your child(ren) and answer the questions below?
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Start conversations at home with some more "Your Choice or Mine" questions:

Do you need to ask before you…

…post a location on where you and family currently are?
…share a selfie of you with your best friend?
…upload a video of a family member doing something silly?
…add a friend to your family group chat?
…invite a new player to join your online gaming team?
…send a link to a friend of something controversial online?
…wish someone ‘happy birthday’ online?
…change the Wi-Fi password at home?
…give an app permission to see your contacts on your device?
…post a photo of your child on the first day of school?
…complete an online survey that asks questions about your family?
…use another family member’s account on a shared device?
…give out your friend’s phone number to a mutual friend?

Online Safety App 'Internet Matters'

We feel that Online Safety Week is an ideal opportunity to promote the ‘Internet Matters’ app.  It is designed to help you (parents/carers) talk about online safety issues with your children, and to ensure that you make smart choices to stay safe online.  For more information, please follow the link below:


Battle Royale
Whilst Fortnite is the game that everyone seems to be talking about, the game 'mode' you need to be aware of is 'Battle Royale'. This is the aspect that pitches you against many other users: a fight to the death. Battle Royale mode in games is starting to become pretty popular; a few months ago we had Call of Duty 4 Black Ops 4 which introduced a Battle Royale mode, and now, one of the biggest selling games (18 rated) around the world is Red Dead Redemption 2 which has just released a Battle Royale mode. 
Please see below for more information:
The h2bsafer (how to be safer) hub is designed to provide you with information and advice that is easy to access and simple to understand. Use the short videos and step-by-step prompt cards to ensure you have a safer online experience.
To kick start Online Safety Week in Sparrowhawks, the children revisited some Online Safety rules and created comic strips, which we would like to share with you!