On Tuesday 8th February, we celebrated Safer Internet Day around the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’. Each year, in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new area or theme that is important to the young people we work with every day.
The children spent much of the day talking about and taking part in activities around this year's theme. As a special focus, the children discussed and made links between the Safer Internet Day theme and our very own school rules of Be Safe, Be Ready and Be Respectful.
Top tips for parents this Safer Internet Day - listening to your child will give you the best possible idea of how to support them. Not sure where to begin? Have a look at these suggested conversation starters for parents and carers:
At St. Alban’s we believe that educating our pupils in how to stay safe in the online world is as important as teaching them about any other element of keeping safe. For example, you would never allow your child to talk to a stranger on the street, likewise you would never allow your child to talk to people they never knew on computer games or on social media. Raising awareness of staying safe online is not just taught through computing, it is weaved throughout our curriculum so pupils recognise its importance in their daily lives and develop an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.
We have provided links to useful websites below for children and parents to access for guidance and advice.
Parental Guidance for Online Games and Apps:
Navigating the world of online gaming and the latest apps can be daunting for many adults. Here we have attached links to valuable information about games and apps that your child may be using or want to use.