Safer Internet Day 2018
February 6th 2018 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternetday.org.uk), and this year’s theme is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’
Our school is participating alongside hundreds of other schools across the UK and students will continue to learn about how to use the internet safely and positively.
Parents and carers play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and positively, or by acting as digital role models.
Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.
For more information on how you can support your children in using online technology responsibly, why don't you have a look at the Safer Internet website. Click on the following link for top tips for parents and carers: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-2018-top-tips-parents-and-carers
Click on the following link for further information, ideas and activities that you can be doing at home with the children in your care: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/sid2018-education-packs/education-pack-parents-and-carers
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact someone from the ICT department at Garratt Park School
Geoffrey Whyne (ICT Coordinator) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Jordan (IT Technician) - email@example.com
Tim Dixon (Deputy Head Teacher with responsibility for ICT) - firstname.lastname@example.org