Safer Internet Day

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Safer Internet Day 2018


Tuesday 6th February 2018 at Brownlow Fold

The theme this year is: Create, Connect and Share Respect a better internet starts with you!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year.  On Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe. Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Each class at Brownlow Fold celebrated Safer Internet Day and shared what they have learnt during a whole school assembly.

Find out more about the global campaign for Safer Internet Day at

Nursery Two Year Olds – Brownlow Bees    Nursery Rising Threes – Brownlow Bears   Nursery Three + Four Year Olds Brownlow Birds + Badgers

In Nursery, we explored the theme of keeping ourselves safe at an appropriate level for each developmental age group.  Children were able to explore the environment taking safe risks. We talked about being a good friend and how we look after each other. We linked the learning to emergencies (it was also the invacuation / evacuations within school so this was a good link) and the older children watched simple programmes linked to keeping people safe (Topsy and Tim).  While using the computer and ipads, adults modelled safe use, demonstrated the ‘stop’ icon when a page will not load in school and talked about only using the computer when an adult has said we can.   Children talked about phone / table use at home.

Reception Brownlow Beatles

In Reception we learnt all about Smartie the penguin. This is based on a story where Smartie   encounters various different internet safety worries, such as advertisements popping up and online  bullying, and gives the children a choice as to how to solve the issue. We discussed each issue during  a whole class circle time and gave the children the opportunity to discuss what they would do should this ever happen to them.  We then used a variety of craft materials to create our own Smartie to remind us of how to make the right

Year One

Year One discussed what our personal information is and clarified that our name, address and age is private personal information. We then worked through two different situations where someone we didn’t know asked for our personal information when we were on line and ensured that we knew what to do and not do to stay safe online. We then designed posters to encourage each other to stay safe when we are online keeping our private information PRIVATE.

Year Two

We wrote rules explaining how to keep safe online. We also used role play cards to act out how we would react in certain situations.

Year Three

We created our own pieces of drama based around choices linked to the above situation. Discussion around the best choices to make.

Year Four

Year 4 watched a video from the Safer Internet website and the discussed the dilemmas which the children in the video faced. We came up with solutions to the scenarios. We then created chatterboxes which included scenarios to be discussed and solutions were given as answers. The children tested their dilemmas out on one another and on the teachers in school. They were excellent at giving the correct advice for how to keep safe when using the internet.

Year Five

Emotions evaluation: Children were given a different online experience to discuss and colour in as to whether they would feel: Not affected (Green), Angry (Red), Happy (Yellow) and Worried (Orange).

Discussion of scenarios on prompt cards – what would you do? Why?

Digital dominoes: Think about what make you feel happy and why? On one side, write what would make you happy online, on the other what you will do for someone else to make them happy.

Morpho: Use morpho to create a ‘how to stay safe/respectful online’ video.

Year Six

Year 6 were given different online experiences. We put them in to categories of how they would make us feel.

Green- not affected/Red- Angry/Yellow- Happy/Orange- Worried.

Art- Using the cut outs, we created a collage that we believed represented Internet Safety.