Dear Parents and Carers
SAFER INTERNET DAY 2022
Today marks 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 our school and celebrating this campaign is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Most of the activities we will be participating in will take place during the first week back after half term (due to the short week this week) and these will include assembly in form time and activities in timetabled PSHE lessons.
To help continue the conversation at home, you may be interested in joining Parent Zone’s expert trainer, Sophie Linington, on Tuesday 8 February, at 4.30pm, for a free half-hour live streamed event exploring some of the most frequent questions parents have about gaming. Please see attached poster for details.
Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:
- Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent Zone (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
- SafetyDetectives – Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids
Online safety is an important issue which as a school we are committed to teaching our students about. If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with their form tutor or Home school.
Mrs S Thomas