Today, Tuesday 5th February, Moor House School & College is joining hundreds of schools across the country in celebrating Safer Internet Day, a national campaign which aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, this years’ theme, ‘Together for a better Internet’, focuses on how consent works in an online context, inviting young people to explore how they ask, give and receive consent online.
To celebrate the day, Moor House will be sharing a pack of resources and information with all parents and carers full of tips, activities, conversation starters and more in order to help them work together with their child for a positive and safe time online.
Matt Crowhurst, Head of ICT at Moor House School & College, said: “E-Safety is a major focus in our ICT and computing curriculum and is continuously ongoing with all students.
“This term for example, we are focused on topics such as the risks of online gaming, age ratings for video games, cyberbullying, our virtual footprint and personal information and consent online, with the information delivered in class supported by e-Safety assemblies from Key Stage 2 right through to College.”
“Our aim is to empower our students to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.
“Safer Internet Day offers the opportunity to highlight the positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.”