Safer Internet day
On Thursday 10th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in St George’s, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Teachers have planned special lessons for their classes to participate in on the day, focusing on this year’s theme “All Fun and Games?”
We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day resources for parents and carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents. There are top tips, quizzes, and films which you can use at home with your child.
Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:
● Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre (saferinternet.org.uk/parents)
● Advice for parents and carers from Childnet (childnet.com/parents-and-carers)
● Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media (commonsense.org)
● Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters (internetmatters.org./controls)
● Information and reporting of online grooming or sexual abuse from CEOP (ceop.police.uk) ● Own It - A place to help you boss your life online - Own It - BBC
● Advice for parents and carers - UK Safer Internet Centre
● Online safety - BBC Teach
● Online Safety for Children - Tips & Guides | NSPCC
Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our children about.
If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher or our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Monaghan.