Safer Internet Day is a global initiative that encourages safe internet use as well as highlighting online safety issues.
It is an annual event that takes place at the beginning of February. This year it is on Tuesday 7 February.
At CBPPS we want to make the most of this opportunity to promote the importance of good online conduct to children as well as reminding them what a fantastic resource the internet is when used well.
Here’s a brief outline of what to expect and how everyone can get involved.
Unite for a better internet: be the change
This year’s theme draws on how people interact with one another online, and the positive outcome in collectively calling for a ‘better’ internet.
This in itself is an excellent opportunity to discuss with your child what their favourite things about the internet are. Why not ask them to share some online safety tips with you? They have all been busy in school discussing how to stay safe online. This could be helpful for you to find out what knowledge they’re confident in implementing online and the areas they may need extra support with.
The Safer Internet Centre has created a wealth of resources to help you promote and celebrate the event far and wide, so it’s worth taking a look at these.
Overall, embracing Safer Internet Day allows you to be involved in your child’s online world in a positive and exciting way. Happy celebrating!
*Our school’s E-Safety Policy is available for you to read in the Policies section on our website.