Online Safety Poster Competition
Thank you to everybody who entered our Online Safety poster competition! We are pleased to announce the winners and runners up for the Online Safety Poster Competition 2021.
We have had the largest number of entries ever this year and we thank you all for you hard work in celebrating Internet Safety Day. So many of your posters were bright, colourful, and well thought out. Most importantly though they all highlighted the importance of staying safe when online and really showcased how much you know about how to be safe online.
It was really difficult to pick the winners and runners up because all of your designs were just so fantastic and everyone who entered should feel proud about what they have created.
Below you can find the winning posters – Congratulations to all of you!
We have also created a montage video of all of our entries for you to enjoy.
The Computing curriculum aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use information and communication technology (ICT) creatively and purposefully. A key aspect of this lies in being “digitally literate”. Online technologies play a huge role and so providing a broad and balanced online safety education at each key stage is vital to ensuring that pupils can navigate the online world safely and positively.
“Digital Literacy” – a definition:
1. The ability to find, evaluate, use, share, and create content using computers and the Internet.
2. The ability to understand and use information in different formats (articles, journals, videos, etc) from different sources (web search, news website, someone’s blog, etc) when presented on a computer.
The concept of literacy is more than just being able to read – it’s about reading with meaning. You can’t understand information found on the Internet without evaluating its sources and placing it in context.
Pupil acceptable use policies
Pupils are learning about acceptable online use and each class is signing an acceptable use policy agreements for pupils. You can view these agreements from the notices section of our letters page here:
Being safe online outside school
At school the children’s use of the Internet is controlled, filtered and closely monitored. The information and web sites below can help you as parents understand online safety and, if necessary, use tools to keep your child(ren) safe online.
Online hate, extremism and fake news
The following link is a useful guide from Coventry Prevent:
Parental Controls are available for all computers, mobile devices, phones, etc to help reduce the chance that your children will come across inappropriate or offensive content online. More information about this is in the notices section of our letters page here:
A video about online safety in(click the YouTube logo while it’s playing and it’ll take you to the full website which has more information and the lyrics.)
These clear and informative booklets (from Sophos) are free for you to download.
The Little BIG Book of Badness
a guidebook for students and parents on how to stay safe on the Internet
an A to Z of computer and data security threats
Online Safety links
A guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.
Think U Know
For parents of primary school children.
A great site aiming to make online parenting simple. It includes practical tips and simple guidance.
(formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
The team that brought you Think U Know working with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinate activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.
A great source of practical, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety with great links for advice with children under 5 years, 6 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years old.
Get Safe Online – short videos
Get Safe Online – safe social networking
A not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to bring you all the information you need to keep your children safe online.