For Safer Internet Day 2019, the theme was consent. During the week in our Computing lessons we looked at issues around the idea of consent and how important it is to get permission from someone before sharing a photo or video of them online.  

Watch the assembly!

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E-safety in "CBeebies bedtime story" style

In the assembly video, we can see our Computing teacher Mr Wilkinson do his best to audition for a job presenting the CBeebies bedtime story by gathering all the cuddly toys he could find around school and settle down in the school library for a cosy nightime fairy tale, although this particular Goldilocks is a little different from the one we might be used to and she thinks she's a bit more tech-savvy on her smartphone that perhaps she realises and gets into a bit of bother. If the video isn't playing very well from our website, you can view on Facebook (no sign in needed)

If you can't watch the whole assembly, watch our 38 second video to parents on Facebook, Twitter or our website.

Read the book!

The book is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale and offers a fun and accessible way for parents to discuss responsible social media use with their younger children.

The book sees #Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media. It aims to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies or oversharing images in a light-hearted way.

You can access a digital version of the book free of charge, thanks to Vodafone, on their Digital Parenting website here.



Buy the book!

You can buy a hardback copy of the book from all good bookshops and online here for RRP £11.99 but if you buy from the school you get the book at the same price, with free delivery, and we get a free brand new book of our choice for our school library, too! Please get in touch if you would like to support the school in this way. 

Why are we getting children to nag their parents about what they choose to share online?

Sharenting - that's parents sharing photos and videos of the children - is a very big thing. Some would argue that everyone, or at least nearly everyone, does it. So what place is it of a school to try to tell parents that they shouldn't share photos of their children? Well, of course, that isn't our place and if you pay close attention, that isn't what we're saying. This is all about empowering our pupils with a safe and secure understanding of consent, knowing that personal and private stuff about themselves or their friends is not something to be freely shared with just anyone. It is about encouring the healthy development of a two-way relationship between parents and their children about online behaviours. You may able to explain why you have shared a photo, such as I'm really proud of you or I wanted to share your achievement  and your child may feel comfortable with that explanation. You can explain who can see it, and model good behaviours with account settings and privacy. If your child can articulate why they feel uncomfortable about a particular photo or video being shared, it is an opportunity to explore and layout together the online boundaries for your family that are going to work. As your child grows in confidence and age, a clear understanding of consent can grow with them into all aspects of their future relationships.  

Our 5 minute #consent poster challenge

Whilst discussing consent, some of our Year 3 and 4 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a 5 minute poster challenge to create a poster with a suitable slogan, question or exclamation related to consent. Here's just a small selection of what we came up with...