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safer internet day

“Together for a better internet

On Tuesday, 11th February 2020, Cowley joined forces with other schools and organisations to celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID).

The primary aim of Safer Internet Day is to spark a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

The goal of the 2020 appeal is to inspire young people to manage their online identity and how the internet can affect their perception of themselves and others.

The theme for this year is “Free to be…” and students in Years 7 & 8 at Cowley have taken part in a number of activities and workshops aimed at looking at internet safety, with a focus on each person’s online identity.

Digital technologies provide everyone with a world of possibilities at their fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. Yet, the internet also opens up certain risks to its users – especially the most vulnerable ones, such as children: privacy concerns, cyberbullying, disinformation, exposure to potentially harmful content and predatory behaviours, to quote but a few. 

Together, we have the power to inspire positive changes online and to raise awareness of the issues that matter to us.

Take a look at some resources below, that include tips for parents and advice for young people on staying safe online:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2020/safer-internet-day-2020-top-tips

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/