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Internet Safety Day 2021

Safer Internet Day - 9th February 2021

 

This year's theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

 

Dear WHA families

 

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

 

In the past year we have relied on the internet even more heavily so it is even more important we share this event. Please explore some of the resources and issues and discuss as a family what they mean and how they can affect us all. Internet Safety, fake news, passwords, good online habits and personal safety and security are concerns for us all and an unavoidable aspect of our daily lives.

 

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet. 

 

At WHA we would usually have an assembly and follow up lessons based around this event to discuss it’s meaning and implications including how to take part in a record breaking attempt!

 

Please don't feel you have to know all the answers but here are some resources which may help and provide some assistance.

 

Kind regards

 

Mr Barclay

Specialist Computing Teacher

 

Safer Internet Day 2021 - An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

 

Join The UK Safer Internet Centre and 2Simple in a world record breaking attempt:

Most pledges received for an internet safety campaign in 24 hours

Step 1 – Visit 2simple.com/GWR
Ask your children to visit this webpage between 10am GMT 9th February and 9:30am GMT 10th February 2021 and click “Make a pledge”.

 

Step 2 – Make your pledge Learners can add further drawings or statements to their pledge and click save. Only the first submission will be eligible, multiple pledges from the same person will not be counted as part of the attempt.

 

Taking part guide - https://2simple.com/documents/864/SID_GWR_Taking_part_guide.pdf

 

 

Safer Internet Day Assembly:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/i-am-educator/work-7-11s?jwsource=cl

 

Safer Internet Day Top Tips (age appropriate):

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/safer-internet-day-2021-top-tips

 

Safer Internet Day Quiz (have a little home competition):

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021

 

 

Parent Zone - parent guides and resources including Remote Learning help

https://parentzone.org.uk/

 

Be Internet Legends:

https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/legendaryparent

 

Digital Drop-Ins (free online membership is required to access the live streams/drop ins but you can view the previous editions without joining):

https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/dropins

 

Remote Schooling SOS

https://parentzone.org.uk/lockdown-advice-and-resources

 

Britannica - Free preview of Guide to Keeping Safe Online, including online 'do's & don'ts' for pupils:

https://r1.dmtrk.net/6EDS-5QCT-Z07GK-3IT9M-1/c.aspx

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