Today is Safer Internet Day and many Highland Schools are using this as an opportunity to remind everyone in the school (not just pupils!) of the importance of being safe online. Some of the key agencies have launched some new resources to mark the day, CEOP in particular have launched two new videos. You can view them here on their excellent education website www.thinkuknow.co.uk by logging in or you can hop over to their youtube channel, available here.
Whilst it’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of the work going on to promote safer online worlds for children and young people, it’s important to recognise that this work and approach needs to take place throughout the year and across the curriculum in schools and at home. It’s a great way to continually reinforce messages such as not sharing passwords and thinking about the content you place online and how everyone has a part to play in creating safer online spaces.