Our school is enjoying its second year's participation in the Lincolnshire Children's Safeguarding Board's Junior Online Safety Officer (JOSO) programme, with 13 other schools in the Kyra East Alliance. We selected three Year 5 and 6 children (Gabriel, Gracie and Jaydan) to work alongside 37 other e-safety ambassadors from our partner schools, in order to empower our children at school to be masters of technology, rather than slaves to it. Mrs Coulthurst, Mrs Kirk and Mrs Froggatt (a parent at our school) support our very important work.
The LSCB has set us several challenges over the course of this year and we all meet together in April 2019 to share our ideas across the 14 schools. Together we are spreading the word about keeping safe online to over 1,000 children in all of our schools.
Our first challenge was to create a powerpoint, which we shared in our whole school assembly.
Always be careful when you are using the internet. It can help you to keep in touch with your friends and help your education – but it can also cause harm – to you and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if you are having any problems online.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher or another adult at school.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the link below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Tips for staying safe online:
· Make sure you keep new online friends strictly online. If someone you don't know asks to be your online friend you must ensure an adult knows about it.
· Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report it to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards you.