At Safer Schools NI, we believe that every day should be a safer internet day for children and young people. To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2023, we’ve put together a list of our resources to help you empower and protect those in your care as they engage with the digital world.
This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.’ According to a study conducted by The Conversation, most children and young people in the UK think their parents, carers, and teachers will “misunderstand or overreact” to what they believe is “normal, unproblematic behaviour and experiences.”
That is why it is important to have non-judgemental, calm discussions about the internet and the online world with those in your care. It will always be the most effective way to learn about what they are experiencing and help them be safer.
Keeping children and young people safe online doesn’t end when Safer Internet Day is over. It’s a year-round task that requires a whole-school approach. That’s why we’re always creating new resources for both parents, carers and school staff.
Teach Hub is packed full of practical, useable resources for the classroom that are designed to be age-appropriate, relevant and up to date with the ever-changing online world. Find your next online safety lesson plan here and register for free today.
Our Home Learning Hub helps parents and carers to help the children and young people in their care be safer online. The resources are created to be easy to use and accessible for the whole family. Access the Hub here.
In Northern Ireland? Sign up for the brand-new Safer Schools NI App! It’s jam-packed with online safeguarding resources for school staff, parents and carers, and students. Find out more here or download it today through the App Store or Google PlayStore!
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