Tuesday 8th February is National Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day aims to help encourage people to think and talk about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively and to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. In the UK an annual theme is chosen that best suits the current landscape of online safety and the issues that young people may face online. This year young people will be encouraged to explore how they manage their online identity and to think about how the internet shapes their view of themselves and others. By opening up conversations around online identity young people will hopefully be inspired to support each other in being who they want to be, to celebrate difference, and help work towards creating an inclusive internet.
On this day, the children take part in an assembly, introducing this year’s topic – ‘All Fun and Games – Respect and Relationships’. Each class will then have an aspect of internet safety to explore further throughout the day and will create songs, poems, posters or stories around this theme to help embed their learning.
Here some fantastic websites to get information and support around online safety.