Today was Safer Internet Day, even though the children in nursery are only 3 and 4 we still had lots to think about for how to keep safe when playing on computers, phones and tablets.
We thought about what to do if we saw things we did not like. Lots of the children spoke about seeing things that were weird or scary that they couldn’t quite describe, especially when they went on youtube.
We talked about if they would tell a grown-up and nearly everybody said they would at nursery but they wouldn’t at home because they worried their grown-up would take their tablet away. Lots of children spoke about clicking the ‘X’ lots of times to try and get rid of things.
We talked about when we went online and who decides what we can go on.
Miss Hulme tried to put a game on the computer but a monster picture kept popping up that we did not like. Even when we clicked X it kept coming back. We learnt how to click on our Hector the Protector button if we see something we don’t like. Then Mrs Brown came and got rid of it. We thought about how it was very important to tell our grown-ups when we saw things we did not like.
We read the story of Penguin Pig and learnt that things might not always be what they seem on the internet.
Then we thought of the rules that were most important to us in nursery
- Tell a grown-up if we want to go on the internet
- Always make sure a grown-up is nearby if we go on the internet
- Always tell a grown-up if we see something we don’t like
- Use Hector the Protector at school if we see something we don’t like
- Tell a grown-up if someone talks to you online and never share your name or any information about yourself
How can you continue learning at home?
- Talk to your children about what to do if they see something they do not like, encourage children to show you so you can get rid of it rather than them trying to do it themselves
- Make sure children are in the same room if they are accessing the internet
- Make sure children only know the password to devices you are happy for them to access independently
- If children watch things on youtube make sure you are nearby as this was what came up a lot for children seeing things they did not like
- If you have any concerns about your child accessing the internet please come and speak to a member of staff in nursery
- Click here to check out our school e-safety blog to find out how to put on restrictions on Ipads and tablets