February 11th 2014 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.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternet.org.uk), and this year’s theme is “Let’s create a better internet together.” Childnet International, who form part of the UK Safer Internet Centre have produced an online safety presentation to help schools, parents and carers, support children and young people online.
To celebrate the many positives of the internet, and to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, we will be sending all parents/guardians an e-safety information pack. Childnet International are experts in the field of online and mobile safety education and we highly recommend that you use the resources with your child. The resources will provide practical advice and safety tips to help manage online safety issues, and discussions surrounding suitable behaviour online.
We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. The resources are designed to enable you to strengthen and reinforce the safety messages that your children receive in school and in your home environment.
In the resource pack you will find; information sheets, Stony Dean school e-safety policy, a ‘what can I do right now’ checklist and a questionnaire. We would be really grateful if you could complete our e-safety questionnaire.
Whilst our school strives to empower your children with the knowledge to stay safe, it is important that you have a good awareness of the risks and dangers yourself.
Please use the links below to access the resources pack and Stony Dean school’s e-safety webpage.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office.
(ICT Curriculum Leader/ Year 11 Head Of Year)