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Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day

11th February 2020

 

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally and this year, it will focus on encouraging young people to explore how they manage their identity online and offline, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. This year's theme has therefore been named;

Free to be me!

Safer Internet Day aims to celebrate difference and help us work towards a truly inclusive internet.

 

How will my child be taking part in Safer Internet Day?

At Eling we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day with an afternoon of activities linked to the theme, free to be me. The children will have an assembly which will cover what the term 'identity' means and discuss how this links to using the internet. They will then create their own 'This is me!' poster in Key Stage 1 or bunting in Year R, which will represent their online and offline interests and hobbies. This will provide the children with an opportunity to get to know each other better and demonstrate that everyone has their own individual identity. Discussions around online identities will also take place and the children will think about issues such as cyberbullying and personal information.

 

How can I show my support for Safer Internet Day at home?

One of the best ways to support your child at home is to talk to them! Ask them about what they learnt during Safer Internet Day and encourage them to talk through their poster or bunting with you. Stories are also a fantastic way to cover some of the issues raised during the day and below you can find a list of several books chosen for their themes on identity and being yourself.

 

Books about Identity and Being Yourself

Be Who You Are!

by Todd Parr

 

The Things I Love about Me

by Trace Moroney

 

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

by Patty Lovell

 

Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

 

Elmer

by David McKee

 

Giraffes Can't Dance

by Giles Andreae

 

Useful Websites

You can visit the following websites for more information on Safer Internet Day and E-Safety;

 

Safer Internet Day Website

www.saferinternet.org.uk

 

NSPCC Website

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

 

Thinkuknow Website

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 

Childnet Website

www.childnet.com

 

 

 

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