10 Feb 2020

On Tuesday 11th February 2020, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. Archbishop Temple School will be joining over 1400 organisations across the UK to inspire our pupils to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. 

On the day, our pupils will take part in tutor led form time where Safer Internet Day resources will be used and discussions promoted to encourage digital resilience. Our school has an Online Safety Committee, made up of pupils from across the year groups. Online Safety Committee members and Mrs McLean, Head of IT and Computing and our school's Online Safety Coordinator, will be leading the house assemblies all week, focussing on online safety.  They will be talking about online identity, authenticity and supporting each other online. They will also speak about how to tackle negativity online with positive behaviours so that people feel welcome, fairly treated, represented, equal and empowered.The Safer Internet Day website features a ‘Safer Internet Day Quiz’ for 7 – 13 year olds and a range of top tips for all ages.

Please encourage your children to talk about their experiences online and have regular discussions at home about these topics. As a school, we recognise that the appropriate use of new technologies, both in the classroom and at home, provides our pupils with richer learning experiences. However, whilst we recognise the advantages of new technologies, as a school we are also acutely aware of its possible dangers. The Online Safety section of the school website is regularly updated with advice for parents and features useful websites and checklists.