During the week of 7th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations 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, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in Eagley Infant School, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. We will be reading the story of Digiduck and the Magic Castle, focussing on playing games online. Other themes within the book include peer pressure, password sharing, and in-app purchasing.
‘There’s a new game that everyone’s playing, and Digiduck wants to join in! With the help of his friends, he explores the magic castle, and they whizz through the levels after a lucky find makes it easier. Digiduck is in for a shock however, when he discovers that the spell ingredients are not the only things hidden in the game….’
The aim of this story is to help start conversations between children and adults about many aspects of online gaming, such as:
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 Education Pack for Parents and Carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.
There are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child.
Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:
Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
We have also set some activities for you and your child to complete together on Purple Mash.
Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our pupils about. If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher, myself, Mrs Field or Mrs Ashcroft, our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Computing Subject Leader