Safer Internet Day 2016
On Tuesday 2nd February we held our Safer Internet Day. This is an annual global event that seeks to promote the safe use of the Internet for all.
Our school supports Safer Internet Day and will be running assemblies, lessons, watching video clips and creating work to promote safe use of the Internet on all devices. In addition to this we also have an ongoing commitment to E-safety and anti-cyberbullying and teach this as part of our curriculum.
During the week there will be articles on the News so this will be an ideal opportunity for families to discuss E-safety, set home rules for timed use of devices, find out more about security settings and how to report online to CEOP etc.
We recommend that you use the following sites for information:-
How to set security settings and home rules - Safer Internet
Information for all ages - Think U Know
Games, videos, ebooks, lessons and a parent section - KidSmart
Fun site with videos for children - CBBC Stay Safe
How to Report Abuse or unwanted contact with a stranger - CEOP
Find out about the issues with Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook - Connect Safely
Type in the name of an app then click search for a review of the suitability of an app used by kids. Top Tip – Search for Kik messenger to view the pitfalls of this app. - Common Sense Media
We believe that the use of the Internet is a highly valuable tool for education and is essential to developing our pupils as 21st Century learners. However, we want to ensure that all of our pupils have the appropriate skills for using it effectively and safely. We hope that this information that will guide families in ensuring that they too are E-safe.