Barking schoolchildren learn how to stay safe on the web

Jesse Matthess, 11, Iliriana Rexhepi, 10, Nojus Remeskevieius, 11 and Safia Jalloh, 11

Jesse Matthess, 11, Iliriana Rexhepi, 10, Nojus Remeskevieius, 11 and Safia Jalloh, 11 - Credit: Archant

Keeping safe online was the key message for pupils on Internet Safety Day.

Activities were held throughout the day for all age groups at George Carey Primary School in Barking on Tuesday.

Year six hosted a debate where youngsters discussed how they should act in certain situations such as what to do if someone you don’t know sends you a friend request on a social networking site.

The younger pupils made posters and talked about their experiences of using the internet.

Parents were also brought up to date, receiving links to resources and videos and information about short cuts and abbreviations used by youngsters.


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Imrania Hussain, ICT lead at the Minter Road school, said: “I joined the school in September and I really wanted to promote internet safety to the children.

“Many of them are not aware of the different types of cyberbullying out there and as a teacher it is my role to ensure that they are.”

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She added that it was important to note that youngsters need to stay safe while using tablets and smartphones as well as computers.

To find out more about staying safe on the internet, visit saferinternet.org.uk or follow @saferinternetday on Twitter.

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