Safer Internet Day 2022
Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February, with celebrations and learning around the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new area or theme that is important to the young people we work with every day. Earlier last year we conducted research about the time that young people spend online and found that:
• 77% of young people have spent more time playing online games and apps during the pandemic than ever before
• More than 1 in 5 young people see a supportive response to negativity within games and apps every week
• 41% of young people have blocked or reported another user because of their behaviour
Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet and the ways they are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. The platforms young people use are spaces for connection, community and collaboration, which is why the day challenges them to foster supportive relationships and respectful communities, whilst equipping them with the skills they need to keep themselves and others safe in these spaces.
Our school assembly for Safer Internet day can be downloaded (see the links below)
We have also shared a whole host of information about online gaming to support adults' understanding of this area. The resources are provided by National Online Safety, the company is a multi-award winning provider of online safety e-learning and resources for the whole school community. At Upton, we use their resources to support our teaching of Online safety across the whole school.
For more information and resources on Online Safety click here.
If you feel worried click here to tell us and to view support resources.