Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated in school around the theme ‘Free to Be’ – looking at identity online.
On Thursday 23rd January, the police were in school with students in Years 8-10, focussing on internet safety followed by workshops with Year 10/11 on computer science safety.
Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
We discussed the moral responsibility of keeping yourself safe and keeping other people safe when online with this year’s Safer Internet Day focus of ‘Identity’.
The Safer Internet Centre has lots of fun and educational activities that can be used, including an entire area dedicated to parents/carers. Please visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2020/i-am-parent-or-carer.
We would encourage all parents/carers to look through this information and discuss with your child at home to reinforce the messages that we are giving in school.
Sybil Andrews Academy regularly updates the school website with up to date information on e-safety. Visit https://www.sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk/e-safety/ to find out more.