Tuesday 11th 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 school Digital Leaders will be taking an assembly with the whole school with the aim of explaining what online identity means and the children in school will be encouraged to think about their identity and how they can express themselves safely online. Each class will then have an aspect of internet safety to explore further throughout the day and will create a song, poem, poster or story around this theme to present to the rest of the school and parents in an assembly on Wednesday the 12th February at 2.15pm. We hope to see you all there!
Here some fantastic websites to get information and support around online safety.