Last week a variety of activities were enjoyed by the girls across the Lower School and Senior School as part of ‘Safer Internet Day’, supporting the national campaign to keep people safe online.
The theme of consent was the focus with senior school girls looking at the importance of gaining consent from people before taking and sharing images or comments about them in order to make the internet a safer place for all. The pupils considered a range of scenarios to discuss when consent should be sought and also came up with their own Top Tips for sharing content online.
At the Lower School the week began with a special assembly where our Year 5 e-safety officers Noor and Veronica assisted Miss Carmody in reminding the girls about the importance of strong, secret passwords and not speaking to strangers online.
Year 1 read a story about Zap and Zoom, two friends who are playing a game online. They went on a question hunt and noticed that Zap asked lots of questions during the game to keep himself safe. They talked about the importance of always asking an adult before using the internet.
Year 2 shared what they use the internet for then drew a labelled diagram of what they thought the internet looked like. They considered where it is and how it works and this week will be learning more about the internet and how it works.
Year 4 created some ‘human letters’ to spell out the word SMART as well as some very impressive posters.
Year 6 focussed on permission as well as other issues about internet safety in general and made comic life strips telling stories. They also completed e-safety quizzes where they considered a number of dilemmas and voted for how they felt about them by moving to the statements posted around the room. The girls gave detailed explanations to justify their choices, showing their superb e-safety knowledge.