Safer Internet Day 2021
Safer Internet Day
- Thursday 11th February -
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the
Safer Internet Day 2021 will be celebrated in the UK with the theme above. Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.
Safer Internet Day 2021 celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction.
The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
In Owls, we discussed the different ways that we or someone in our household use the internet. We then discussed what kind of things we like to do online before deciding whether we can trust everything we read or see online.
We read the story ’Detective Digiduck’ which is about a duck called Digiduck who loves to go online. In the story, Digiduck realises he shouldn’t always trust everything he should see online. We created a poster about the three things Wise_Owl taught Digiduck to do, to check what he had found out online.
In Willow and Hazel we began our afternoon by watching the assembly. We had a discussion about what reliability meant and if this differs to the meaning online. We looked at a range of different scenarios and discussed what our best option would be. We also looked at articles being shared e.g. the news and talked about how we can decide if this is reliable or not. We looked at researching online and made it clear that we cannot believe everything we read online because we found one website that said that Neil Armstrong was the first man on Mars! We therefore learnt that we must check information by researching deeper and checking various websites before we continue. After this we explored the issue over images and how they can be edited to be made to "look better".
Help and advice for parents:
What is Safer Internet Day?
Safer Internet Day is on 9th February 2021. We will be celebrating in school on Thursday 11th February. It’s celebrated across the globe in over 170 countries, with thousands of young people joining in across the UK to explore how they can use the internet responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child – whether
that’s trying out some of the learning activities in this pack, asking about what they like to do
online or using their favourite app or game with them. You could support the day on social
media, tell other friends and family about the day, or ask your child for their best tips for
staying safe online. Find out more here: www.saferinternetday.org.uk.
Use these free resources to talk to your child about online safety this Safer Internet Day