February 7, 2017 12:48 pm
Written by Ellie Wilding
Safer Internet Day 2017
Today is Safer Internet Day and Turn IT On are proud to support this annual event. This year the theme is “Be the change: unite for a better internet” and the aim is to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
One way you can get involved with making a better internet is with the #giveusasmile campaign – simply share a smile. There are lots of ways you can share a smile simply design your own smiling emoji (you can use the template here), post a smiling selfie or even just send a positive message.
Another way you can get involved is to take part in the Safer Internet Day Quiz and find out how much you know about what to do online.
Here at Turn IT On our teaching consultants are running lessons and assemblies across our schools to spread the Safer Internet Day message. At one of our schools, the consultant and the schools Digital Leaders will be running the assembly to spread the e-safety message to the rest of the schools as well as running a parent workshop about the importance of e-safety and what can be done.
To talk about e-safety two books our teachers will be using are Chicken Clicking, a story about social media and using the internet without the right care and Webster’s email which tells the story of how quickly photos can be shared across the internet.
To discuss why people say nasty things online that they would never say face to face one of our teachers will be showing this video to her class of year 6 then sticking a sheet of paper on each of the pupils’ backs and asking everyone to write positive messages.
We love seeing what other schools and teachers are doing for Safer Internet Day – make sure you tweet your activities with the hashtag #SID2017