Landau Forte College Derby is delighted to partner with schools across the globe this Tuesday February 9th on Safer Internet Day. With a theme of ‘Together for a better internet’, the day calls upon all stakeholders to work together to ensure the Internet is a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.
Children and young people have the power to make the digital environment they grow up in better through being kind and respectful digital citizens, respecting others online, and seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share with others online. As educators, it is our job to equip our students early on in life with the skills they need to safely navigate the online world.
That’s why we want to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day across the academy to ensure that students and staff fully understand how they can best protect themselves online. The safety and wellbeing of our students has always been our utmost priority at Landau Forte College Derby, and that extends to making sure they have a safe relationship with their technology. With so many of us spending so much time on the Internet these days, it is more important than ever before that our children and young people are safe when online.
Over the course of the day we will be running a series of activities promoting safe Internet use, some of which are detailed below.
If you are interested in more information on what you can do to help young people stay safe online please go to www.saferinternetday.org and find out more.
On this interactive webpage, students can use two interactive “phones” and will find the social media accounts of two fictional teenagers, Nathan and Samantha, carving their own paths across various online platforms. They’re faced with tough decisions surrounding cyberbullying, sexting, pornography and online grooming.
Within this safe space, choices are put into the hands of participating young people as they are empowered to make wise choices and take control of what happens next.
A link to this resource will be emailed to students on the day and it will also be available on Show My Homework.
Safe and Sound
For many young people, having an online presence is part of their normal social experience. However, it is important that parents and carers understand how to ensure their children are safe online, and learn more about what safeguards can help minimise the risks children could encounter online.
On Safer Internet Day the Safe and Sound Group will be reaching out to parents and carers to help educate them on how to protect young people from online dangers and exploitation.
The group is hosting an interactive live session on its Facebook profile between 10.00 and 11.00 AM. It is also providing an hour-long workshop about online safety and awareness between 1.30 and 2.30 PM on Zoom:
- Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85229040011?pwd=SENCVk9kalRCelNSR3BlMVdRbHVTZz09
- Meeting ID: 852 2904 0011
- Passcode: 811976
Full details are available in the letter below. If you would like to take part in an awareness workshop but cannot make Tuesday, you can contact the Safe and Sound Group via [email protected] to register your interest for a future workshop.
Below some additional resources which we hope you find useful.