Internet Safety

Alongside our units throughout the year which focus on Internet safety, we join 170 other countries around the world in celebrating Safer Internet Day. This day is held every year in February to draw attention to pressing matters that might be affecting our young people when they use the Internet at home. This year, Safer Internet Day was held on Tuesday 8th February 2022.

The theme of Safer Internet Day is:

All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online.

If you are interested in hearing more about Safer Internet Day and why Thorndown have taken part in this global celebration, please watch the short presentation below:

Throughout the school, we explored a range of different aspects of online behaviour. Here are some examples showing what we have been up to!

EYFS We read the story of Smartie the Penguin and spoke about what we can do if something pops up on the screen and it makes us uncomfortable.
Year 1 “I can talk to my Daddy if I see something I don’t like. I can tell him my password.”  

Year 2 “You need permission to go on different games and watch videos. Your Mummy or Daddy need to say yes you can.”
Year 3 “I feel more confident in how we can keep ourselves safe and comfortable on the Internet. I know now that we can block and report people so we know that we are safe at all times.”
Year 4 “Today has helped me to understand that I shouldn’t be playing games for hours and hours. I can turn off my games and do something else!”
Year 5 “I make sure that I get permission from my Mum before I spend money on a game to make sure that I am not spending too much.”
Year 6 “It’s important to give people space and ask if you can post something that is personal to them. Don’t just post it straight online.”