A nursery we take internet safety very seriously. Technology is changing constantly and making sure that everyone is safe when using the ever changing World Wide Web is very important indeed.
Internet safety takes a high priority in our curriculum throughout the year and we read and revisit a number of stories including Smartie the Penguin and Digi Duck, as well as singing a special song, to help our young children to understand the things that they must do to be safe when they are using the internet.
As Tuesday was Internet Safety Day 2017, this part of our learning took especially high priority and we introduced a brand new story to help the children to learn about being safe online.
Firstly we talked about the different ways that the children could access the internet and lots of them knew about tablets, phones, internet enabled TV as well as laptops and computers. We talked about using the internet and its many uses for learning and then reinforced the need for safety by reading a new story called Penguin Pig. The children were able to discuss Penguin Pig and make links between the story and how to safely use the internet remembering the key points…THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK and TELL A GROWN UP. We also sang our internet safety song to reinforce these points further and wore stickers and badges as an extra reminder.
In the next room Stephanie was also doing some special learning with the children’s parents/ carers, teaching them about safe use of the internet and how to effectively support their children's safe access of the ever changing World Wide Web.
For more information about E Safety at nursery and useful links to support internet safety please look at our E Safety page or follow the link below.