On Tuesday 7th February, period 5 was dedicated to opening up the conversation of online safety with pupils as part of Safer Internet Day. The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day was ‘Want to talk about it?’ Age appropriate resources were used with each year group to start conversations about life online.
After introducing the theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day, teachers created a safe space for pupils to lead conversations and discussions about sharing online concerns.
Mrs McLean, Head of ICT, Computing and Business and our school Online Safety Coordinator, led a session with year 7 pupils. It began with a quiz and video, followed by a pupil led discussion on the topics of communicating online, gaming, video content, apps, searching and sharing.
The year 7 pupils in Mrs McLean’s class then completed their social media templates with information about what online safety means to them. Answering the following questions
- What do you want adults to know about your life online?
- What issues really matter to you online?
- What changes do you want to see online and how can we work together to make these happen?
- What questions do you wish the adults in your life would ask about you about your life online?
You can view their thoughtful answers below.
The session finished with a special prayer written by Timothy, in year 9.
Thank you for keeping us safe online
And giving us the power to use the Internet.
Help us to be responsible in its uses.
Please help us to nurture others and to have the faith to use it safely and help us in service to treat others.
We pray this in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit