Safer Internet Day 2024 took place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.
Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online.
This year Safer Internet Day focused on change online, this included covering:
• Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
• Using the internet to make change for the better
• The changes young people want to see online
• The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline
Mr Harper led an inspiring day for our pupils, giving them opportunities to look at how to stay safe on the internet, but also a chance to explore and learn about this wonderful resource.
The day started with a whole school assembly where we explored how technology has changed over the years, and discussed how it continues to change today.
We then discussed smaller changes – when something happens on an app or a website that causes you concern. We talked about the correct way to deal with these worries, and all agreed that letting a trusted adult know was the best course of action.
In classes, each year group then carried out activities designed to make children think about how the internet could be used to do amazing things, whilst also thinking about how they could keep themselves safe online.
Thank you to the staff and to Mr Harper for organising such an insightful experience for all.