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Safer Internet Day 2017

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On Tuesday, 7th February 2017 Birchwood Grove celebrated Safer Internet Day, in which the theme for this year was Be The Change: Unite for a better internet. The children were learning about the importance of keeping themselves safe online and thinking of practical ways to do so.  We thought that this day helped us to understand and respect the right to be safe, the right to information and the right to privacy.

Key Stage One looked at the book ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’, focusing on the impact that their use of the internet has on others. They also discussed what they would do if something or someone upset them online, and decided that telling an adult would be an important step to keep them safe.

In Key Stage Two the children spent the day thinking about the benefits that they gain from using the internet as well as the potential dangers and how best to avoid these. They were busy watching informative videos, completing quizzes and making pretend profiles containing only safe information to share.

Everybody in the school also united for a better internet by creating ‘smiles’ at home that were then put on display in the hall for all to see. We decided as a school that they should use the internet to make people smile! Don’t forget to check out the gallery for pictures of this amazing display.

We also came together at the end of the day to celebrate the work that everybody had done and created our very own ‘Flash Mob’ to the song ‘Be The Change’. Each year group had a part of the same song to dance to and created a brilliant Mexican wave style dance; be sure to check out the video below by clicking on the play button!

On Thursday evening the school hosted an Online Safety Information Evening for parents and carers, hosted by PC Broad. This evening was very well received by all and was found to be very informative and eye opening.

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