Rights Respecting Article of the Week
Rights Respecting Article of the Week - Safer Internet Day - 6th February
We all have a right to feel safe and secure and that means safe online as well as in the real world. Safer Internet Day is an annual event that promotes the safe, responsible and positive use of the internet.
The internet can be a great place, but needs to be used carefully. Please use these activities to start the conversation about internet issues that matter to you, what changes you would like to see and how we can make it a more positive and rights-respecting place!
Access to information from the media: Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them
Protection from violence, abuse and neglect: Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them
Sexual exploitation: Governments must protect children from forms of sexual abuse and exploitation
This week in school worship, we marked Safer Internet Day and discussed all the things that we use the internet for. The children learned about keeping safe online and about whom to talk to if they were worried about something that they had seen online. 'Smartie the penguin' taught them a special rhyme: 'Before you tap and click, you need to stop and think, and tell someone'
There is more information about how to support your child with staying safe online in last week's school newsletter.
Here are some activities you can do at home linked to Safer Internet Day.
Exploring Safer Internet Day
There are two questions to think about:
Digiduck's BIG decision
Read ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’ - there is an online version . Discuss the lessons from the story about friendship and respect online.
Top tips for staying safe online
Your child's right to be safe and protected is always important, including when they use computers, phones and the internet. Can they think of three top tips for staying safe online? Use thinkuknow.co.uk to help. This can be discussion based and your child could bring in their ideas to share with their class.
Making a poster
Create a poster about safe play and friendship on the playground and safe play and friendship online. What can your child remember about what they have learned at home or in school about staying safe online?
Smartie the Penguin
Smartie the Penguin is a downloadable story to share with younger children about how to stay safe online and the importance of talking to an adult if they are worried about something they see.