As our school becomes increasingly active in the world of digital learning, communication and content (blogging, Twitter, website, email, ‘the cloud’ etc) there is a real need to recognise that digital technologies are used by people in ways that can create very serious difficulties (or worse) for children. As a school we wish to do all we can to safeguard children and to promote new ways of working.
Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated in the UK on Tuesday 11th February, focusing on the theme of: ‘Free to be’ – looking at identity online. The aim of Safer Internet Day was to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
The Internet has become an integral part of children’s lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of school brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.
Although ongoing, each class undertook extra activities on the ever increasing notion of how to keep safe online. Now, therefore, is a good time to remind you of suitable websites which include a wealth of information for parents and carers.
The websites below are worth visiting to find out more about internet safety and the safe use of developing technologies.
Safer Internet Day 9th February 2021: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world
This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction? Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.