E-Safety Day

Chiddingly School celebrated National E-Safety Day! We had an assembly dedicated to Online Safety then the children, in their individual classes, had a workshop from Andrew Gunn, an ICT and E-Safety expert.

Mr Gunn explained about the uses of technology using current (and fascinating!) examples. The children understood how important technology around them is but they also learnt how to be cautious with it too. The children learnt about how screen time will effect their mood, sleep and overall health. They learnt how it’s important that they are careful with what they write online as they each have a ‘Digital Footprint’ which stays online for a long time. The children reflected on what they had learnt by completing tasks (like creating e-safety posters and having discussions around e-safety).

Sycamore Class, additionally, had E-Safety Ambassadors from Kings Academy Ringmer come to talk to them about Online Safety. They showed the children a video to allow them to understand the importance of being safe online.

There are also some photos of Reception and their ‘office’ on Safer Internet Day below. They learnt to use the track pad to choose their own activities on Purple Mash and enjoyed logging in with their own passwords. Mr Gunn also talked to them about who we trust to help us online and to keep our information safe.