11 February 2020

Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 11th February

During the week beginning 10th February, there will be a number of initiatives taking place in school with the theme: 'Free to be me: exploring identity online'.

Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

1) During KS3 Computing Lessons Exploring Online Identity: Students will have a lesson which aims to help young people consider the barriers experienced by some people which prevent them from expressing themselves freely online, and offer a range of strategies for working together to make the internet a more inclusive space for everyone.

2) Tutor PSHE Discussion Activity Online Identity Snapshot: Students will watch a video clip which explains what Safer Internet Day is. They will then complete an 'online identity snapshot' where they list online activities and information which are relevant to themselves. There will then be some key questions and a discussion which you can have with your tutor group. 

3) During tutor time: Create a Tweet! Using the hashtag #freetobe students will fill in the tweet sheet. Students will be encouraged to think about identity online and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. Tweets will be shared via the school Twitter feed.

4) Assemblies: Heads of Houses will also be delivering an assembly on 'Exploring Identity Online' during the week. 

Full details of the day can be found on the Safer Internet Day webpage here.