Safer Internet Day at Lowerplace Primary

Date published: 06 February 2019

Staying safe online was the key message for schoolchildren and their parents as Lowerplace Primary School took part in Safer Internet Day on Tuesday (5 February).

Activities promoting how to stay safe included PE, based around cyber security, planned by the sports coach, and having a 'mystery person' outside a classroom with children speaking to them via messages. It was then revealed that the person, who children thought was a new member of class, was actually their teaching assistant.

Teacher and computing co-ordinator Charlotte O’Neill said: “At Lowerplace, we actively promote the use of technology, we advocate and educate the safe use of it. We also advocate parents being involved with their children's internet safety, as well as their own.

“The whole school took part in Safer Internet Day and joined in with a range of activities to promote staying safe online.”

In the afternoon, the children were pitted against their own parents in a quiz to test their internet safety knowledge. The children won – by only one point.

Ms O’Neill added: “It was a day enjoyed by all, and children learnt valuable messages about staying safe online.”

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