Safer Internet Day 6th Feb

February 6th 2018 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.

In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternetday.org.uk), and this year’s theme is 'Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.'

Our school is participating alongside hundreds of other schools across the UK and students will be learning about how to use the internet safely and positively.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and the Internet Watch Foundation - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.

The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology by children and young people:

  • coordinates Safer Internet Day in the UK, reaching millions every year
  • founded and operates an online safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK, including teachers and police officers
  • operates the UK’s hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse imagery
  • develops new advice and educational resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
  • delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce, including free events across the UK
  • trains children and young people to be peer educators and champions for the safe and positive use of technology
  • shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels to give young people a voice on these issues.

For more information visit www.saferinternet.org.uk and the websites of the partners: Childnet, the Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL.

Below are a number of short films that will be of interest to you. Also please take time in checking out our Esafety page on our website, where you will find lots of helpful information and guidance.