SAFER INTERNET DAY
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games?’ Do look at the many resources available on the link below.
There is a statutory requirement to ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety. There are 8 topics to cover a year, which we have broken into 8 months. Online safety is generally taught fortnightly, so each topic is covered twice. The topics and the months in which they’re taught are below.
|September||Self-Image and Identity|
|February||Managing Online Information|
|March||Health, Well-Being & Lifestyle|
|May||Privacy & Security|
|June||Copyright & Ownership|
To help you support your children, Internet Matters has created a hub of advice to prepare them for what they might encounter online and practical ways to tackle certain issues. Below are just examples of four resources:
DIGITAL PARENTING MAGAZINE
The Digital Parenting magazine is the most useful, informative, helpful, well-written, well-presented, user-friendly ‘E-safety’ resource I have seen to date. I recommend that all families look at the Digital Parenting magazine. It is equally relevant to parents of infants as it is to parents of teenagers.
Articles in the most recent edition include:
– What are kids talking about?
– Safety measures
– Digital inclusion
– A decade of digital parenting
– How to be an ally online
– Grandparenting: cross-generation tech use
– What job would I like to do and how do I get there
– And much, much more
SCREEN TIME AND SLEEP
We know kids shouldn’t be using their tablets, phones or consoles at night but preventing this is no easy task. Below is an article that gives some top tips on helping your family get a good night’s sleep.
Head of Pre Prep and Junior School/ Designated Safeguarding Lead