Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day took 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 saw Windmill Primary join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet.
To celebrate the day, Windmill held assemblies and ran different activities with over 300 children with staff and parents getting involved.
“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.”
Matt Coleman, Principal of Windmill Primary said:
“How to stay safe online is a crucial element of our curriculum and an integral part of our regular computing lessons where children learn how to be a good digital citizen, but Safer Internet Day is great time to really focus on the issues. As well as running a whole range of activities to provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe, we have also offered a number of parent workshops throughout the day to raise awareness across our community.”