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World Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 5th February is World Safer Internet Day.

Celebrated globally in February each year, the purpose of World Safer Internet Day is to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Throughout the school the children will be doing a safer internet day activity, with our children in the oldest two classes also discussing the appropriateness of games and social media sites and why age restrictions are put on them.

The NSPCC NetAware website www.net-aware.org.uk is a great resource to help parents have a better understanding of the games and social media children are accessing.  The online tool gives information such as the frequency of inappropriate content, how robust and easy privacy settings are to find, and why children like using them.  It also assesses each site on whether there is a high, medium or low risk of exposure to content under a variety of themes such a violence and hatred or bullying.  The site is regularly updated with new apps, games and social networks, and parents can sign up for their newsletters to keep up with digital trends.