As part of our five week Be Internet Legends program, the children have been learning about how to protect their personal information online by being on the look out for phishing attacks and spam in a module called Be Internet Alert. Using the excellent resources from Google, we’ve discussed how to check if a website is safe, how to spot suspicious messages and how to ensure we’re as safe as possible when we use the internet.
“You shouldn’t send stuff that’s important to people you don’t know. If you aren’t sure you could ask your friends and family if they know that person and if they don’t you don’t send them anything. Always be careful!” – Brodie
As well as learning all about this, we’ve played the Reality River game on Interland to really help the children cement their new found knowledge!
“I really liked playing on Reality River because it was cool and I learnt about how to be safer online.” – Mason
“I learnt that if a website has a green padlock symbol then it’s usually safe to put your password in.” – Freddie
“I’ve leant that you have to look closely at details in messages that you are sent to see if it’s a scam or not.” – Fynn