Safer Internet Day


We have been finding out how to stay safe online at school this week ahead of Safer Internet Day on the 5th of February. This PowerPoint has been running in the canteen and ICT classes have been discussing internet safety.


(put ‘Safer Internet for the Canteen PPT’ in here)




Here are some documents that parents may wish to use at home when starting or having conversations about social media, including quick activities, conversation starters, internet safety plan etc:


(put ‘Safer Internet Parent folder’ in here)




Parents may also wish to use these links to watch the videos described below:


We asked Childnet Digital Leaders on what they thought about parents sharing content online without asking first. Hear what they have to say!




Your Choice or Mine - film for parents and carers


We put young people and their parents head-to-head in a game show and asked them questions about consent online. We wanted to find out if parents and their children have the same or differing opinions on a range of online consent topics.


‘Your Choice or Mine’ is a great conversation starter that lets parents and young people share views and learn from one another. Safer Internet Day's aim is to inspire conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Why not try this at home with your child(ren) and answer the questions below?


Do you need to ask before you…


…post a location on where you and family currently are?
…share a selfie of you with your best friend?
…upload a video of a family member doing something silly?
…add a friend to your family group chat?
…invite a new player to join your online gaming team?
…send a link to a friend of something controversial online?
…wish someone ‘happy birthday’ online?
…change the Wi-Fi password at home?
…give an app permission to see your contacts on your device?
…post a photo of your child on the first day of school?
…complete an online survey that asks questions about your family?
…use another family member’s account on a shared device?
…give out your friend’s phone number to a mutual friend?