Safer Internet Day 2020
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year in over a hundred countries to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year's theme is 'Free to be me - exploring identity online' We will be encouraging the children to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. Early Years will also be participating with a more general message about online safety and you can access these resources below.
Safer Internet day will be celebrated in our school with age appropriate assemblies, in class online safety lessons and advice for parents.
It is also a fantastic opportunity to reflect as a family about how you can use the internet and technology safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!
You can access a whole host of resources to support you with this on the SID page, just scroll down for resources for parents and carers.
We would encourage early years parents to look at episode 1 (age 4-5) of Jessie and Friends. It is only 5 minutes long, but includes a useful song which helps children to understand when they need to ask their parents or carers for help.
Other useful websites include:
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk An excellent overview of issues related to online safety.
- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ Find out about an app that you want to learn more about.
- https://www.internetmatters.org/ Age-specific advice and information on parental controls.
- http://parentinfo.org/ This website offers digital advice specifically for parents.
- https://www.saferinternet.org.uk Download an education pack for parents and carers.
- https://safeblog.lgfl.net/ LGFL Digisafe have a recent webinar for parents and carers - Go to Archives and December 2019.
- https://www.bbc.com/ownit A useful site to explore with KS2 children.