SAFER INTERNET DAY: TUESDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2023
‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
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.
This year, your children have taken part in this important event on Tuesday 7th February, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. We celebrated by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day. On the day, and thoughout the year, we acknowledge the importance of taking time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.
At Springfield, we believe Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.
This year our focus was to answer the following questions:
Children been involved in assemblies, completing activities, a quiz and, most importantly, explored the importance of open conversations and who they can talk to. This year's theme will help children to understand their role in reporting and discussing any concerns they have to ensure we all are creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming or creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.
In order to support your child, to have open conversations we are have created a 'Parental Guides for Online Safety' Section for you to refer to. Please take the time to have a discussion with your children about the importance of staying safe online.
We have also provided a link to the National Online Safety website, where you will be able to download the app (free of charge). This allows you access to weekly guides about online safety, as well as a selection of free webinars.