Staying Safe Online

Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebrations sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

KS1 and KS2 held assemblies to launch this year’s focus of ‘Our Internet, our choice – Understanding consent in a digital world’ and sent out letters with activities to parents and carers to continue discussions at home.

Children in KS1 listened to a story all about two characters Zap and Zoom to help them understand the importance of asking for permission for things they do on the internet. In KS2 children took part in a range of activities, focussing on the importance of giving and receiving consent for different activities online such as online purchases, sharing photos and playing games. All children then made a ‘Permission Pledge’ either individually or as a class, of how they will help to make the internet a better place.

 Miss Huggins (E-Cadet Leader) said ‘Safer Internet Day was a fantastic opportunity to continue the successful E-safety work we already do within school through our E-Cadet scheme. It has further equipped our children to keep safe on line and highlighted the importance that we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online safely.’