Safer Internet Day
Today, schools throughout the world were acknowledging Safer Internet Day by carrying out some activities to consolidate the learning covered throughout the year.
At Grindleford, each class had some time today to focus on aspects of life online from being well-behaved and polite, to exploring self-esteem and confidence to the topic of attention seeking. Each has a vital role for the well-being of young people, especially as they get old enough to communicate with others online, particularly on social media.
We consider the learning one of the most important things that we can deliver to help prepare the children for life beyond our school, and hope you are aware of some of the resources we publish and link to on this site. They can be found on the E-Safety link from the main menu on the site’s header.
We encourage all parents to regularly discuss issues relevant to their children from online gaming, to pressures via social media and the risks of live streaming, and ensuring that children are only exposed to video games that are rated for their age group. It is an ever-changing area, and we are more than happy to assist you with any questions or guidance that we can offer so feel free to ask.
From the feedback the staff received today in class, we know that the children have a very good understanding of how important such issues are and we will continue to guide them to being resilient on and offline.