Safer Internet Day
Ashington High School is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017.
We are joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day will see us join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet.
To celebrate the day, we are running a lesson with KS3 students about the importance of being safe with pictures and selfies. KS4 students are also discussing how to keep themselves safe online by not meeting or talking to strangers online. Our students will be part of a nationwide day of action involving the #SID2017 social media campaign and youth events where young people will have the opportunity to have their say about the digital issues that affect them.
Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said:
“Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.”
To find out more and get involved see follow this link: Safer Internet Day