Safer Internet Day 2021
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.
On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we celebrated the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day, a day celebrated across the globe in over 170 countries, with thousands of children joining in across the UK. It’s a day when we celebrate all the great things about being online and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction – An important skill for children to develop at an early age. This year for Safer Internet Day we are looking at trust online and supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence and persuasion can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
What is trust?
Trust is when we have a strong belief that someone or something is honest and tells the truth. For example, you might trust your teacher is telling the truth when they say that you have a school trip coming up, but you might not trust your little sister when she is covered in chocolate and says she didn’t eat the last chocolate bar!
Can we trust everything we see online?
Although there is lots of great information online that is useful and trustworthy, it’s important to remember that there is also information online that is not so trustworthy and may even been there to try and confuse or persuade us.
Why not catch up with the CBBC Safer Internet Day Lesson. You can go straight there by clicking on the image below...
As a school, we know how important it is to educate children about the safe use of the internet. It is important that their knowledge of online safety goes beyond the school gates so here are some links to how you can support their understanding of E-Safety whilst also staying up to date with the latest trends out there:
National Online Safety has developed a free app especially for parents which has useful guides for all aspects of online use. From Tik Tok to Fortnite, everything a parent needs to know is covered in one place. To download the app, click this link: