e-Safety Extravaganza!

Coordinated by the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said “Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to come together for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all take positive actions to help make the internet a great and safe place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 45% of UK children in 2018 and growing year on year.”

We held KS1 and KS2 assemblies to launch this year’s focus of ‘Our Internet, Our Choice – Understanding Consent in a Digital World’ and sent out letters with activities to parents and carers to continue discussions at home.

Children in KS1 listened to a story all about two characters Zap and Zoom to help them understand the importance of asking for permission for things they do on the internet. In KS2, children took part in a range of activities, focusing on the importance of giving and receiving consent for different activities online such as online purchases, sharing photos and playing games. All children then made a ‘Permission Pledge’ either individually or as a class, of how they will help to make the internet a better place.

Miss Worrall (E-Cadet Coordinator) said ‘Safer Internet Day was a fantastic opportunity to continue our already successful work with E-safety within school through our E-Cadet scheme. It has further equipped our children to keep safe on line and highlighted the importance that we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online safely.’