SID2017 Free Webinar

Tuesday 7th February is Safer Internet Day. Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the campaign sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

SID2017 LogoEach year has a different focus and for 2017, the theme is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better Internet. Schools, companies, police services, charities and other organisations across the UK are invited to get involved in the campaign to inspire the safe and positive use of technology.

Join us on Thursday 2nd February for a Free webinar

The SID campaign will create a huge buzz right across the UK and globally! There will be national youth events, activities in schools across the UK, media coverage, a day of trending on social media, companies will spread the word to customers and employees, as we all aim to reach as many children and families across the UK as possible.

The impact of the Safer Internet Day activities must also be reinforced with ongoing activities throughout the year. An ethos around online safety needs to pervade through the school all year round with initiatives to engage students and stakeholders on the safe use of technology. The schools that tick their e-safety box on Safer Internet Day and do nothing for the rest of the year are doing a great disservice to their pupils.

Getting the Most of SID2017 - Free Webinar, Thursday 2nd February
This year, we have joined forces with Tim Pinto, E-safety Consultant, formerly of the Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning and current member of the Education Advisory Board of CEOP to bring you a free webinar.

The live webinar will give you the opportunity to ask questions and find out about resources to help you make the most of the event.

There will be 3 sessions through the day, each offering advice on resources, lessons, policies and ideas for developing activities that can be embedded into the school timetable.

This series of webinars has now been completed. A recording of the afternoon session will be available to download shortly.

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Written by Safeguarding Essentials on February 03, 2017 09:51

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 set to be biggest yet


SID2017 LogoSafer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest campaign to inspire children and young people to ‘Be the change’ and use technology positively and responsibly.

Activities from films and a photography project, to lesson plans and presentations, schools are encouraged to deliver engaging activities for Safer Internet Day and empower their students, staff and parents and carers to use technology safely, positively and responsibly.

Safer Internet Day 2017
On 7th February 2017, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ with millions of people around the world uniting for a better internet.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The Safer Internet Day 2016 campaign reached 40% of all UK children, with schools across the country running whole school activities, lessons, holding parent sessions or getting involved in the social media campaign.

How can schools get involved?
Schools across the UK can get involved in a number of ways:
  • Engage students by running assemblies or class activities – or join the SID2017 photography campaign to empower your students to create engaging images that communicate a message.
  • Reach out to parents and carers by running a session or sharing information.
  • Showcase what you are doing to support the day by joining the supporters list and sharing on social media.
  • Join the social media campaign – find out how to get involved in the biggest global campaign about the safe use of technology and use the #giveasmile templates to encourage your pupils to create their own emoji or share positive messages.

The impact of Safer Internet Day involvement
Engaging in Safer Internet Day can have a hugely positive impact. Last year, out of those children and young people who had heard about or engaged with Safer Internet Day, 87% said that as a result they felt more confident about what to do if they were concerned about something online. This year already 300 schools have joined the official supporters list for Safer Internet Day 2017 and it looks set to be the biggest Safer Internet Day yet.

As Will Gardner, Director of UK Safer Internet Centre, said:

“Safer Internet Day is a moment in the year where children and young people, parents and carers and schools can all come together and talk openly and honestly about the positives of the internet as well as the potential risks.

“With an ever-changing landscape, it is more important than ever to equip young people with the critical thinking skills they need to navigate the online world.”

E-safety Support - SID2017 Competition
Don't forget to take part in our annual SID competition. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is come up with a positive e-safety acronym using the words CHANGE or UNITE - inspired by the SID2017 theme, Be the Change: Unite for a better Internet.

This competition is open until midnight on February 6th 2017. Find out more

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Written by Childnet International on January 13, 2017 12:04

Safer Internet Day 2017 Competition

Encourage pupils to 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet with our Safer Internet Day Competition


SID2017 LogoThe next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the fourteenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 7th February 2017. The theme this year is:
'Be the Change: Unite for a better Internet'.

"The SID celebration sees hundreds of organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK." - UK Safer Internet Centre

SID 2017 Competition

To celebrate the fantastic work being done through Safer Internet Day activities around the world, we are delighted to be running a competition for schools. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is come up with a positive e-safety acronym using the words CHANGE or UNITE - inspired by the SID2017 theme, Be the Change: Unite for a better Internet.

Here's an example:

Cyberbullying
Hurts:
Always
Nurture
Good
E-conduct.

To submit your school entries:

1) Submit your entries by email to competition@e-safetysupport.com clearly stating your school name and the category you are entering.
2) You can also Tweet your entries including the hashtag #esscomp from your school Twitter account.

Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 6th 2017 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.

Winners

There will be 6 categories:
  • Best Primary School UNITE acronym
  • Best Primary School CHANGE acronym
  • Best Secondary School UNITE acronym
  • Best Secondary School CHANGE acronym
  • Best SEN School UNITE acronym
  • Best SEN School CHANGE acronym

    Winners will be chosen and announced on Safer Internet Day. Winners will receive one years free Premium Plus membership to E-safety Support for their school.

    After the winners have been chosen, we will turn the winning entries into some great e-safety posters which schools can download freely from the E-safety Support website.

  • Written by Safeguarding Essentials on November 17, 2016 11:19


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