Safer Internet Day 2016

9 February 2016

On Tuesday 9th February, children at Belthorn Academy held Safer Internet Day; a celebration for the safe, responsible and friendly use of technology. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

We started the afternoon with a whole school assembly, discussing the safe and friendly use of the internet and sharing the things we knew about staying safe. This was then followed by lots of fun activities in class and some really interesting and thought-provoking discussions. We each made a 'pledge' which was our promise for what we would do to help the internet be more of a friendly place. As well as the usual discussion of social media and chat rooms, many of us discussed things like Xbox Live and Snapchat - some forms of internet use which is often overlooked when discussing E-Safety.

As a parent, we know that your child's safety is the most important thing to you, and to help with this please have a read of the documents below which offer some advice and conversation starters to get your family talking about the internet. We have now appointed E-Safety leaders in school who have the responsibility of helping us and giving advice too. For any other advice related to E-Safety that you are unsure of, or for any worries, please contact Miss Shaw who is our E-Safety leader and will be more than happy to help.