Harrow Way is supporting Safer Internet Day 2019 (SID2019) today, Tuesday 5th February. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. In school, in addition to core KS3 ICT lessons, tutors will be working with all students to continue to raise awareness about Safer use of the Internet during tutor time.

Student Resources
SID2019 Top Tips for 11-18s – Tips and links with some suggestions on how to get you started and help you to stay safe and positive online.

Google Be Internet Legends – To make the most of the internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.

Hampshire Police – Megan’s Story – Hampshire Police have released a short video highlighting the risk of sending nude images online.

Further links supporting Online Safety and Anti-Bullying.

What Can Parents Do?
Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with children about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!

Information and Online Resources​ – This identifies a variety of organisations that provide information and support. There is also access to resources for parents. Links are provided.

Conversation Starters – This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. These conversation starters are a great way to help you talk about these issues with children.