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Colsterworth pupils aim to make internet 'a safer place to be'

By Grantham Reporter

Pupils at a village primary school have been promoting the importance of staying safe online.

Staff at Colsterworth Primary School supported Safer Internet Day last month with the theme ‘Together for a better internet’ which promotes the safe and responsible use of technology.

They hosted an assembly to launch this year’s focus of ‘Our Internet, our choice – understanding consent in a digital world’ and sent out letters with activities to parents and carers to continue discussions at home.

Children in Key Stage One listened to a story all about two characters, Zap and Zoom, to help them understand the importance of asking for permission to go online.

They also drew pictures about what they thought the internet looked like and played a game called ‘keep it safe or give it away’ about personal information.

Pupils in Key Stage Two took part in a range of activities, focusing on the importance of giving and receiving consent for different activities online including online purchases, sharing photos and playing games.

All children then made a ‘permission pledge’ either individually or as a class, of how they will help to make the internet a better place.

Miss Bergmann, the school’s E-safety co-ordinator, said: “Safer Internet Day was a fantastic opportunity to continue our already successful work with E-safety within school through our E-Cadet scheme and the brilliant resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

“It has further equipped our children to keep safe online and highlighted the importance that we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online safely.”

Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre an sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

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