All Key Stage 3 students have been learning about the different aspects of online safety, which links to ‘Internet Safer Day’ which was on the 8th February 2022. The theme for this year’s Internet Safer Day is about ‘Fun and Games’ and ‘Exploring Respect and Relationships Online’. The students learnt about what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour when playing games online and also how to be respectful towards others when playing online games.
Students are increasingly online due to the current climate and are being exposed to a variety of new online tools. It is our responsibility to teach them how to stay safe and what is acceptable use on the software and apps around today. During these sessions, they will gain knowledge about a variety of apps and how to stay safe when using them.
As part of the STEM Festival, Key Stage 3 are taking part in a competition about ‘Digital Footprint’. The students have been asked to design a poster to inform other students around school about the digital footprint and the consequences of posting and sharing items online. The posters will be judged and the winning posters from year 7, 8 and 9 will be printed professionally and displayed around school. Good luck to all those involved and I look forward to announcing the winners in the coming weeks.
Mrs Bennett, Curriculum Leader for the CAT Faculty