On Tuesday 7th February we joined schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2023.
Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on children and young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school, and celebrating Safer Internet Day was a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, the UK Safer Internet Centre have created some free activities and information for parents and carers which are available at: saferinternet.org.uk/ SID-parents. Whether you have 5 minutes to start a conversation or hours to spare, there are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child.
Please enjoy seeing what we were able to get up to across our school day below!
For Safer Internet Day Year 2 focussed on our digital footprint. We went around the room looking at Penelope's week online. From her digital footprint we worked out where she lived, her full name, her date of birth, the football team she played for, her likes and interests and even her friend's names!! From this we learnt that we have to be careful what we put online. We now know never to give out our personal information.
Year 4 have loved spending their day learning about Internet Safety!
We spent this morning learning the words to a song all about keeping ourselves safe on the internet. We also created posters showing catchy slogans to help us remember the tips from the song.
In the afternoon we looked at different scenarios and gave advice based on what we already knew about online safety. It was great to have conversations and hear everyone's ideas!
Finally, we thought about how our bodies might feel if we experience something negative online. Some of the examples we came up with were butterflies in our tummy and sweaty hands. We then discussed how we would feel after sharing our concern with a trusted adult. We decided we would feel more calm and relaxed.
Here in Year 6, we have had a fabulous day exploring safety online. We were able to consider a variety of big questions, thinking about what our 'perfect' internet would look like, and came up with an A-Z of positives about being online. Finishing off our day, we also created our own board games to encourage making the right choices and remaining safe.