Safer Internet Day is an annual opportunity for schools and families to think about how we can make the online world a positive place for children of all ages.
Many of our pupils enjoy using the internet at or away from the home, with nearly half of Young People (8-17 years old) saying that what they see or do online contributes to overall identity.
The internet is an amazing resource that we need to work hard together to make as safe yet free as possible.
This year's Safer Internet Day focuses on asking whether young people are free to be who they wish online?
These statistics could form a point of discussion between you and your family:
For more information about being safe online:
NSPCC Share Aware: www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware
UK Safer Internet Centre: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
Advice on screen time: http://bit.ly/RCPCH-ScreenTimeForParents
Here are some links to websites that will help with tips and information about keeping your child stay safe online (please click on the icons to be taken to the individual websites):