Safer Internet Day – 6th February 2018
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. The theme this year is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. Young people from across the globe will consider what they could do to help make the internet a kinder place. Perhaps you could talk to your child about what actions they could take to make the internet a place of kindness and respect?
Often we hear about the negative impact that the internet and new technology has on young people, but on Safer Internet Day we want to celebrate the positives and to explore what we can all do to make sure that all young people have a positive time online. Parents and Carers play a crucial role in supporting children to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. The most important thing you can do is to have a conversation and stay engaged with your children's digital lives.
At Bevois Town Primary School we know that technology is really exciting. It can let us do lots of fun, interesting and useful things, but it's important to know how to use it safely! As part of the teaching and learning curriculum at Bevois Town Primary School, your child has supervised access to the internet on a regular basis. We believe that the effective use of the World Wide Web and e-mail is a worthwhile and essential skill for our pupils to become 'life-long learners' as they grow up in the 21st century.
The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced some brilliant ‘How-To’ guides for parents which show you how to change the safety/child-lock settings on smartphones, gaming devices, Ipads etc. They are very useful and you can find them by clicking here.