Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year in over a hundred
countries to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children
and young people and inspire a national conversation. Coordinated in 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.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and
to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online
community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers,
law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping
to create a better internet.
We are celebrating Safer Internet Day for the whole of the Week Beginning 4th February and throughout school the children will be taking part in a range of activities to work together to be positive, safe and respectful online.
The campaign this year will particularly empower young people to take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context.
In our Reception and KS1, assembly Mrs Jewitt demonstrated how consent is needed in all aspects of life when she took one of Mrs Hotchkisses herbal water infusions without asking!
The children also heard a story about Zap and Zoom and how we should never give out any personal information – if in doubt, ask an adult.
Throughout the week the children will be taking part in other activities with their class teachers too.
Key Stage 2 had their assembly at the end of the week and it was full of useful advice for the children on how to keep safe online. We all looked at different scenarios and it was reassuring to see that most of the children knew which choices were the best option. We talked about personal information and went through the different types and also how permission and consent worked in the real world, but also online.