It is every school, teacher and parents responsibility to protect the children in their care. Therefore, at Kingsleigh Primary School we ensure all our learners know how to use the internet safely and why. It is a very difficult topic to teach and we want to ensure that it is taught sensitively and carefully, so we use materials that are recommended by CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency) amongst others.
It comprises of five state-of-the-art, animated episodes. It takes children on a journey with Hector and his friends as they explore issues such as personal information, trustworthiness, making positive choices online and how to be open with a trusted adult when they use the internet.
The animation has been adapted for a young UK audience following successful running of the programme in New Zealand and is backed up by a series of free resources available to parents and teachers via the dedicated CEOP education website – thinkuknow.co.uk. All materials have been developed in consultation with relevant practitioners and teachers.
All Kingsleigh pupils (including Pre-Schoolers) take part in ‘Internet Safety Day’ in February each year and a display of all their work and a blog are produced to show what they have learnt.
We try our hardest to keep parents informed of online safety measures and will regularly send out letters and leaflets throughout the school year.