Hector’s World is a great resource for introducing internet safety issues to key stage 1 pupils.
It comprises of five state-of-the-art, animated episodes. It takes children on a journey with Hector and his friends as they explore issues such as personal information, trustworthiness, making positive choices online and how to be open with a trusted adult when they use the internet.
The animation has been adapted for a young UK audience following successful running of the programme in New Zealand and is backed up by a series of free resources available to parents and teachers via the dedicated CEOP education website – thinkuknow.co.uk. All materials have been developed in consultation with Becta and with teachers.
In addition, Hector the dolphin, can be downloaded onto your computer and will then float over internet pages. If anything appears on the screen that makes children feel uncomfortable then they can click on Hector Protector who will cover the page and give them a positive message for doing the right thing.