Children from Michael’s School in Twerton have been recognised for learning how to stay safe online, after making posters about internet safety during a global campaign last month.
Youngsters from St Michael’s School were challenged to come up with posters about internet safety by their neighbourhood PCSO Kim Tanner as part of Safer Internet Day last month (February).
PCSO Tanner announced the winners at a school assembly. The children behind the best designs won prizes of sweets donated by the Co-operative Food store (Co-op) on Mount Road.
The overall winner was Year Three pupil Tyler, aged seven, with a colourful poster outlining the rules for life online.
Other winners included:
- Kason, from year three, whose entry gave six top tips;
- Kristal in year four focused on the issue of online bullying;
- Macey, from year five, warned children not to download age-restricted apps such as Facebook which are aimed at older people;
- Toby, year six, suggested going outside instead of online.
PCSO Kim Tanner said: “It was so difficult to pick a winner from all these wonderful entries. The children have obviously taken on board the advice from Safer Internet Day.
“I’m very grateful to Jen Hardy, Store Manager of the Co-op, for donating the prizes to reward the children for their hard work.
“We all want our children to get the most out of life, and the internet is an amazing place full of information, education, social contact and entertainment. But – just like the ‘real’ world – it has risks.
“Parents and carers need to be aware of what their children are doing online as well as when they’re out with their friends.”
There’s online safety information to help parents and carers at https://www.getsafeonline.org/safeguarding-children/.