Internet Safety

Over the past few weeks Miss Dawson and the Digital Technologies group have been focusing on internet safety. As part of their pupil group they created a questionnaire to find out how safe the children of Dyce Primary School are online.

They wanted to find out what devices pupils have, what they were using their devices for and if they were staying safe online. The pupil group sent the questionnaire around the green and blue units to gather information.

Here are our results:

Digital Technologies Pupil Group – Staying Safe Online Questionnaire

Green unit (G) – P2 – P4/5    Blue Unit  (B) – P5 – P7

Q1. Which devices do you have at home?

PS4/ Playstation:    G – 74    B – 66

ipad/ tablet:    G – 146    B – 95

Phone:    G – 106   B – 131

Laptop: G – 104   B – 128 

Nintendo: G – 87   B – 67

Xbox:   G – 73   B – 63

TV:  G – 165   B – 145

Q2. Have you ever shared personal information online (address, name, age, school, phone number or password etc)?

Yes:  G – 49  B – 13

Q3. Has anyone ever been mean to you online?

Yes :  G – 69  B – 46

Q4. What do you use your devices for at home?

Fortnite: G – 85    B – 65 

Gaming (minecraft, mario etc):   G – 133   B – 81 

Homework/ Sumdog:   G –  99    B – 79

Youtube:   G – 162  B – 133

Social Media (instagram, facebook, snapchat, twitter):  G – 86   B – 72

Roblox:  G – 107   B – 55

Q5. Do you ever play games online when your family are not in the room?

Yes –  G – 116   B – 62 

Q6. Have you ever spoken to someone who you don’t know online?

Once or twice –  G – 47      B – 32

I do this weekly –   G – 25   B – 19

I do this nearly everyday –   – 30   B – 11

As you can see some of the findings are quite scary for children between the age of 6-12. Please take care when your children are playing games online to keep them safe. Below is a link  to some useful tips and information on how to keep your children safe online.

Tips for staying safe online!