This year’s Safer Internet Day is based around the theme ‘Free to be’ – looking at identity online.
Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
This week and into next term, our students will begin exploring whether young people feel free to be themselves online. We will explore how young people manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. We will look at whether the internet allows young people to experiment and express themselves, or if they feel limited in who they can be online. By opening up conversations around online identity, we aim to inspire young people to support each other in being who they want to be, celebrate difference and help work towards creating a truly inclusive internet.
For further information, including advice and tips for parents, please visit the Safer Internet Day website.