Digital Citizenship in Kirkhill
Safer Internet Day 2019
Well done to the whole school, who took part in Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019. It was great to nip into classes and see so many interesting lessons happening. Hopefully you all received the ‘Digital Parenting’ magazine from Vodafone and have found it of use. You can also visit the ‘Parent Zone’ part of our website which can be found under the ‘Digital Citizenship’ tab. There is loads of up to date information and links on there. On our website is also a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy – AUP (official Highland Council document) and a child friendly version which should be discussed with your child. Every time they logon to a council device, they are agreeing to the terms outlined within this. Below is a snapshot of some things we got up to on SID.
P1 – We shared the story about Smartie the penguin and talked about pop-ups, inappropriate websites and cyberbullying. Some of the class wanted to make little models of Smartie from plasticine. Then they added other accessories like his ipad, phone and x-box and made up imaginary stories based about being safe online. We then used an app to animate some of our little Smarties!
P2 – In Primary 2 this week, we have been learning about Internet Safety. We watched a video which told us not to buy anything when we are playing games – unless we have asked an adult. We also learned not to accept any friendship requests because we don’t know who they are. We would not talk to strangers in the real world so we must be careful when we are on-line.
P4 – In P4, we watched the ‘Play, Like, Share’ clips from the Thinkuknow website. We discussed why you should:
~Never share passwords
~Never go public on social media
~Tell an adult if something is wrong
~Only accept real friends
Click on the picture below to scroll through the brilliant work surrounding Digital Footprints.
P5 – In P5 we had several lessons throughout the week based around the SID19 lesson advice. We spent a lot of time discussing what it means to give permission especially in an online setting. Students worked with partners to discuss what they would do in different situations related to playing games online and social media. We watched and discussed the video about keeping information safe online. We used ‘compass points’ to demonstrate where they stand about giving consent.
P7 – In Primary 7, we have been looking at how to be an excellent digital citizen. We have looked into internet safety, cookies, copyright, privacy policies, cyberbullying, the effects of social media on us as consumers and lots more. Please ask us about all we have learnt. As part of our homework this week, we created posters to teach others about being a great digital citizen. A few example are below: