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Safer Internet Day 2021

Written on: Thursday 28 January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Tuesday 9th February schools and youth organisations across the UK would be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2021. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in South Gove Primary School, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Due to Lockdown, and the majority of children not being in school, we have decided to postpone the day until all the children return. Safer Internet Day encourages numerous debates and discussions and we feel this would be more beneficial in a whole class setting with their peers.

We would, however, like the children to celebrate in some sort of way on the day. Therefore, there will be an E-Safety Poster Competition (for each Key Stage) for your child to complete. On Tuesday 9th February, please look out for the assignment which will be posted on your child’s Google Classroom.

In the meantime, here are some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online:

  • Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
  • Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware
  • Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
  • Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
  • Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP

Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our pupils about.

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher, Miss Marable or Ms Montgomery.

 

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