On Tuesday 8th February 2022 we will be joining schools remotely across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in Bridge IPS and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Some of the activities we’ll be participating in on the day include:
- A variety of activities within each class – e.g. role plays, games designs, looking at what is personal information and who we can talk to when we feel uncomfortable about something we see online...
We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day Resources for Parents and Carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.
Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new area or theme that is important to the young people we work with every day. Earlier last year Saferinternet.co.uk conducted research about the time that young people spend online and found that:
77% of young people have spent more time playing online games and apps during the pandemic than ever before
More than 1 in 5 young people see a supportive response to negativity within games and apps every week
41% of young people have blocked or reported another user because of their behaviour
Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet and the ways they are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. The platforms young people use are spaces for connection, community and collaboration, which is why the day challenges them to foster supportive relationships and respectful communities, whilst equipping them with the skills they need to keep themselves and others safe in these spaces.
- Letter for Parents
Look at some of the fun things we got up to today to help us all stay safe online.