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E-Safety Week

E-safety week arrived at Bournville 8th to 12 February 2016. We had a whole week of activity looking at how to keep you and your family safe online.

In the run up to the week, all staff and parents were given the chance to fill out a survey to look at what their own understanding was of issues facing internet users online and to highlight any areas that may need strengthening both in school and at home.

An example of some of the things that took place are:

Year 2 created videos that shared the key e-safety messages around being safe online.

Year 3 went through key questions with parents in school and played a game where they tried to matched PEGI* ratings to computer games.

As well as matching PEGI ratings, Year 5 examined the icons that go with PEGI ratings to learn about what they stood for.

One child said that they were going to go into “GAME” over the weekend and check PEGI ratings on all of the computer games for sale.

Year 6 examined the differences between “friends” they meet online and real friends who you know in person.

Some parents were interested in having an evening session looking at e-safety and how it affects them and their family.

Safer Internet Day 2016, a nationwide event took place on Tuesday 9th February and also formed part of the week.

*PEGI Ratings: Age ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as films, videos, DVDs, and computer games, are clearly labelled for the age group for which they are most suitable. 

 The week’s events really highlighted how important e-safety awareness is for protecting yourself and your family. Thank you to everybody who took part in school or who filled out a survey, or who helped highlight the issues we all face on the internet.