Hillcrest Shifnal School
Safer Internet Day is held on 6th February and it sees people help promote the safe, responsible & positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries and this year is linked with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Hillcrest Shifnal School’s secondary and post 16 students have a range of activities, workshops and talks going on throughout the day to promote the safe use of the internet.
Students will meet for an initial assembly and listen to an e-safety talk with an accompanying Power Point. Following on from this, there will be:
- Improvised scenarios with staff for the students to learn about internet safety
- An e-safety film presented by the creative media department and a short discussion around the themes and issues within the film
- A short art piece performance in the drama studio
- E- Safety quizzes
- An interactive theatre in education piece performed by Loudmouth Theatre Company on e-safety followed by some workshops
- E-safety t-shirts handed out by the tutors
At the end of the day, students will have a chance to reflect and there will be a presentation of certificates and prizes to all students for their hard work, involvement and contributions.
Kay Vernon, Learning and Development Officer at the school and Paul Ruby Wilson, Safeguarding, Safety and Welfare Manager, will be offering condensed CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) thinkuknow training to parents in Stoke and at school on the day.
To see further information on Safer Internet Day, please see here: www.saferinternet.org.uk
Wizcase is a useful resource which educates parents and teachers on how to keep children safe online and also offers information on cyberbullying. You can see more here: https://www.wizcase.com/blog/a-comprehensive-cyberbullying-guide-for-parents/