On Tuesday 7thtFebruary we are taking part in a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of the internet.
Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles and touchscreen technology like tablets and smartphones from a younger and younger age.
Latest Ofcom research has shown that 81% of 5 to 15 year olds have access to a tablet at home and almost 40% of 3 to 4 year olds and two thirds of 5-7 year olds go online.
There are real advantages in making sure that children are supported in their internet use right from the start.
To mark Safer Internet Day we are hosting an online safety information session which will provide lots of valuable information about how to keep children safe online.
The UK Safer Internet Centre who developed this presentation are experts in the field of online safety education and it is highly recommend that parents and carers attend this event. The session will provide practical advice and safety tips to help manage online safety issues, and discussions surrounding suitable behaviour online.
We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. This session is designed to help parents and carers become more aware of the safety messages that their children receive in school in order to reinforce them in the home environment.
The event will run from 9.15 to 9.45am and free refreshments will be served.