09 Feb Safer Internet Day 2020
The aim of Safer Internet Day (SID) is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Safer Internet Day is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide. From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.
This year the chosen area to raise awareness of is:
“An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”
Safer Internet Day 2021 celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction.
The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. It will also look at the emotional impact navigating a misleading online world can have on young people and why it is important to create a supportive, critical and questioning culture online that encourages debate and discussion.
As a school, we set our digital leaders the challenge of gathering together and creating different resources to help the children further their understanding of reliability online.
Our Digital leaders applied for their role at the end of year 5 and have worked all year on building their E Safety skills by being part of the ‘Childnet Digital leaders programme’. They have completed lots of different modules online, teaching them about both E Safety tips and how best to share their knowledge with the rest of the school.
The children were able to use all they have learned to put together two separate video presentations for both KS1 and KS2, as well as preparing educational quizzes for children to play and learn from. They have really enjoyed preparing these resources and are already thinking of what they want to achieve next.
Here are a few quotes from our digital leaders on what their goals are moving forwards:
‘To improve the understanding of E-safety throughout our school.’
‘To try my hardest to show my classmates the importance of staying safe online and to make sure they understand.’
‘To educate everyone in the school about the importance of having a trusted adult to talk to about worries and dangers online.’
It is great to see how dedicated our digital leaders are to helping us all stay safer online, even reaching 3rd place on the digital leaders leaderboard for the whole of the UK at the start of this half term! I look forward to them continuing doing the fantastic work that they are doing.
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