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How we at St Mary's Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2023 


As a school we are aware that children are becoming more and more confident in using devices and accessing the internet more independently.  To celebrate Safer Internet Day our E-Cadets conducted a questionnaire across the whole school to find out how the children of St Mary’s use the internet and how safe they are staying online.  On Tuesday 8th March the whole school focused on online gaming, looking at what games we all play and how we can staff safe whilst playing these games. 



A special mention must go to Class 6 who watched two of the videos about Safer Internet usage and had a really good discussion about some of their experiences online.  They linked this to their PSHE learning last week about Being Kind Online.  They referred back to the E-Cadet questionnaire about talking to people online who they have never met in person and they reiterated to each other the importance of talking to a trusted adult about what they are experiencing online.  They also talked about having the confidence to say no or to tell someone when they do not feel comfortable about something.  It was a mature and sensible conversation that they all engaged with.  Well done Class 6!



Safer Internet Day 2022 


From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. 


There are lots of activities we will be looking at in school and if you follow the link below you can also have a look at these if you wish to. 

Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre