Information for schools

Schools across the UK will be getting involved in Safer Internet Day 2016 on the 9th February. 

This year’s theme is ‘Play your part for a better internet!’ and provides an opportunity for schools to make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, whilst giving young people the resilience, skills, knowledge and support they need to navigate any online risks they may come across.

To help you get involved, we have a range of ideas and helpful resources, as well as inspiration from schools across the UK.

Things you can do now:

1) Join the supporters list by completing the registration form

2) Help spread the word

  • Promote on social media using #SID2016 and @UK_SIC
  • Add the logo, widget or template text to your website
  • Tell other schools and organisations about the campaign

Ideas for getting involved on 9th Feb:

  1. Focus on e-safety in assemblies, lessons or form time using the resources in our Safer Internet Day education packs

  2. Run a competition in school. For example, Arundel C of E Primary School shared in the Supporters list that they are going to be running a poster competition for SID2016!

  3. Display the Safer Internet Day posters in your school (find these in the education packs)

  4. Get creative! Why not encourage pupils to produce an app, game or video? SID2016 supporters Sparken Hill Academy are going to produce an Radio Show and TV Show for the day!

  5. Get young people to take the lead. For example, Loughton School are going to have an assembly run by their Digital Leaders for SID2016, and we know that schools last year brought together older pupils with young pupils to help in the lessons. 

  6. Reach out to parents and carers using the Safer Internet Day parent pack, which includes a template letter, resources and a ready-to-use presentation. Why not invite parents/carers along to an assembly where they can hear directly from pupils?

For more inspiration see the supporters lists for SID2016 and SID2015


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