In the modern world, it is imperative that we keep our children safe. Part of keeping children safe is making sure they know how to be safe and discussing what they are using online. It is important that they are protected from cyber-bullying, teach them to be responsible online and protect them from harmful content. As a school, we teach the importance of being safe online in every year group but it is important that this is followed up at home as well. There are several different resources that can be used to support you and your children.
Safer Internet Day 7th February 2023
For Safer Internet Day 2023, the UK Safer Internet Centre ( https://www.saferinternetday.org/home ) is organising celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. They are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
That is why they are asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.
This year they are hoping to answer the following questions:
What issues really matter to children and young people?
What changes do they want to see?
How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
At Broadwater, we have developed the following leaflet signposting you to places of support. Safer internet day 2023