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North Lakes School supporting Safer Internet Day

[N]orth Lakes School is joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2016 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day will see North Lakes School join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet.

To celebrate the day, North Lakes will be holding a special assembly as well as various classroom based activities throughout the day and the week. As a Sing Up Platinum school the children have also been learning songs to promote e-safety. E Safety Leader Martyn Soulsby said ‘’Esafety awareness at North Lakes doesn’t stop in the classroom – it is extended to our wider community with a dedicated ‘Keeping Safe’ section on our school website. We also use ‘Whisper’ from the South West Grid for Learning, as an online anonymous reporting tool.”

North Lakes School will be part of a nationwide day of action involving the #SID2017 social media campaign and youth events where young people will have the opportunity to have their say about the digital issues that affect them.

Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said: “Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place.

“Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.”

Mike Pincombe, Headteacher of North Lakes School said, “We all have a responsibility to keep young people safe, and careless use of the internet can pose a real threat to children. By equipping the children with the tools to use the internet safely, we are helping them to look after themselves, and spreading a positive message that is about treating others with respect.”

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