Safer Internet Day
SAFER INTERNET DAY
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
As a result of our collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents!
This page is linked to Safeguarding your child where you can find additional advice.
February 6th 2018 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is run by the INSAFE network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
This year’s theme is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’ To celebrate the many positives of the internet, and to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, Northwick Park Primary and Nursery Academy will be running a competition. We would like the children to create a pledge to ‘Do something Positive Online’. It could be a picture of the kind things you will do online or to pledge a positive action. Attached is a template, for you to use, of a jigsaw that represents how our actions can fit in with the actions of those around us to create a better internet.
We will also be hosting an online safety assembly for children in every year group. The assembly will provide practical advice and safety tips to help manage online safety issues, and discussions surrounding suitable behaviour online.
There will be a prize for one winner in each year group and their pledges will be published on the school website and Twitter account @NorthwickParkPA throughout the week. The closing date for entries is the 5th February and the winners will be chosen on the 6th. All entries need to be handed to class teachers labelled with name and class on the back.
We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. Thank you for your support and we trust that you will check our website (www.northwickpark.essex.sch.uk) for more details and links that will help you keep your child safe online.
Well done to our competition winners.
Roman Sherratt, Katie Clark, Harrison Sames, Sydney Williams and Hiedi-Rose Kessler.
Thank you for your positive pledges and look out for them to appear on our Twitter pages.