#Freetobe - Safer Internet Day 2020 theme
Each year in the UK, we use Safer Internet Day to explore a new area or theme that are important to the young people we work with every day. This year, we are exploring whether young people feel free to be themselves online. We will explore how young people manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. We will look at whether the internet allows young people to experiment and express themselves, or if they feel limited in who they can be online.
By opening up conversations around online identity, we aim to inspire young people to support each other in being who they want to be. We want Safer Internet Day 2020 to celebrate difference and help us work towards creating a truly inclusive internet.
Assembly topics 2019 - 2020 - Linked to "Be SMART Online"
T1 - "Reliable" - Can you trust the information you read on the Internet.
T2 - "Accepting" - Sharing (Attachments) and downloading Music legally.
T3 - "Be Smart with a Heart" - Safer Internet Day 2020
T4 - "Safe" & "Meeting" - Stranger Danger Online
T5 - "Tell" - Name the Dangers and Tell someone about it
T6 - Cyberbullying
Our Assemblies are supported from resources at https://www.safeguardingessentials.com . We also receive regular updates and E-safety information from the site.
Click here to read DfE 'Advice for Parents on CyberBullying'
Click here to link to Safer Internet Centre UK website
In today’s society, children, young people and adults interact with technologies such as mobile phones, games consoles and the Internet on a daily basis and experience a wide range of opportunities, attitudes and situations. The exchange of ideas, social interaction and learning opportunities involved are greatly beneficial to all, but can occasionally place children, young people and adults in danger.
e-Safety covers issues relating to children and young people as well as adults and their safe use of the Internet, mobile phones and other electronic communications technologies, both in and out of school. It includes education for all members of the school community on risks and responsibilities and is part of the ‘duty of care’ which applies to everyone working with children.
Maintaining children’s welfare is our paramount concern. It terms of e-Safety children will take part in e-Safety assemblies termly, each with a different specific e-Safety focus. These are supported by e-Safety specific lessons which follow the ‘Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture’ scheme of work. The scheme is split into different topics, which are covered across two terms encompassing a range of e-Safety issues, for example, strong passwords, privacy settings, Cyberbullying, safe searching, plagiarism and rating websites.