Safer Internet Day 2018

Tuesday 6th February marked Safer Internet Day and Mrs Darnton reminded students in Years 7 to 11 of the importance of making ‘everyday’ a safer internet day. Our School Council have eSafety as their focus this year and they presented a thoughtful and informative assembly on the importance of reflecting, caring and respecting what we share online. Heads of Year and subject teachers have reminded students throughout the week of the importance of staying safe online and having a technology balance. A recent survey in the Senior School indicated that most students felt confident in their eSafety but on occasion this is not reflected in the behaviour we see. Our ICT curriculum and PSE programme regularly visit the topic of eSafety with wide discussion surrounding issues about staying safe online. A particular emphasis is placed on topics relating to cyber bullying, sexting and having a healthy technology balance. CEOP materials are used extensively with students and many of these are available for parents on Firefly by clicking here.In a recent survey to parents over 80% of respondents said they felt they would benefit from eSafety training to support their son/daughter and this will be a calendar event in the summer term. Should you wish to discuss any concerns relating to eSafety please contact Mrs Darnton, Mrs Chyba or Mrs Davis.

Posted 09 February 2018
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