On Tuesday 6th February 2018, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2018. The slogan this year is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you” and throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for foundation and KS1 children, and one for KS2 children:
On Friday 16th June we had an Aspirations Day in school.
Key Stage 2 spent the morning learning more about their future life when they leave our school. We had lots of visitors from a wide range of careers in to speak to us about their jobs. A lot were parents, many of whom had attended Richard Avenue Primary as a pupil. The visitors were engaging and interesting and the children learned a lot. They shared with the children some excellent tips to help them think about the behavior and attitude needed for success. The children also spoke to past pupils from Thornill School and people from the University of Sunderland about the next stages in their education.
I discovered how many jobs were available and if you try your best you can achieve anything!
Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage were visited by ‘People Who Help Us’ and had a great afternoon speaking to our visitors. A huge thank you to all of the visitors, that gave up their time, to come and help us think about our futures!
In the morning the school was visited by Northumbria Police who did a special assembly on the danger that can confront children while using the internet and the things they can do to stay safe online.
Two members of Northumbria Police who did an assembly on internet safety.
In the afternoon all individual classrooms watched videos and did classroom exercises in order to help with awareness of potential problems they may encounter online. Each year group had exercises tailored to their age. Topics covered included such things as sharing media including photographs and videos online, playing games and online games with friends, social media and online chat facilities, and online addiction.
A classroom discussion about sharing photos online.
The children watch a video about the potential dangers on online gaming and internet addiction.
On Monday the schools held a Craft Afternoon for both children and parents. The fun filled afternoon allowed parents to spend time wither their children and families while taking part in craft activities organised by the school. Everyone took part in various craft activites including decorating a paper mache tree and we also had Rosebud Ceramics offering a workshop where children and parents could glaze either a Christmas decoration or mug.
A great afternoon all round. Below are some photos from the event:
The children wore a variety of outfits to raise money including their own clothes, spotty and Pudsey clothes. They also baked and sold cakes, bought toys, had a name the bear competition…and lots more!!
The Schools recent upgrade of the outdoor games and exercise area has recently been completed. Key Stage 2 children have a new multi use games area to play various sports such as football, netball, basketball, hockey etc and also have an eight-piece gym that we built on artificial grass to reduce accidents and injuries. Key Stage 1 children have also got a new fitness play area.
Mrs. Todd said, “The children are absolutely loving the new equipment. The kids just see it as great fun. It took four weeks to build so the children have been able to see it take shape and have been eagerly waiting to have a go on it. The idea is that the kids get a bug for exercise and fitness for life and helps them to learn skills such as taking turns and being part of a team, while the kids just see it as great fun.”
On Tuesday 7th February 2017, Richard Avenue Primary school will be celebrating Safer Internet Day 2017. Throughout the Day we will be holding a number of activities, including a whole school assembly and individual lessons to both talk and demonstrate to the children about how to stay safe online. The Day is part of a nationwide event to make children aware.
This Safer Internet Day we will be exploring the power of image – both for positive and negative – in digital youth culture.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
On 7th February 2017, thousands of people around the world will unite for a better internet and consider what they can do to help ‘Be the change’.
This year for Safer Internet Day 2017, the UK Safer Internet Centre is showcasing the power of image in digital youth culture today.
Image and video sharing are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity, but there can be pressures, risks and potential negative consequences.
We need to ensure children have the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely and creatively.
This Safer Internet Day we want to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to ‘Be the change’ and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet.
To explore these themes, there are a range of activities taking place for Safer Internet Day:
Education Packs and SID TV to explore the issues children and young people face as a result of communicating using images and videos, from the pressure to be perfect, to the impact of sharing on their online reputation and privacy.
#giveasmile social media campaign calling on people to use the power of emojis and selfies to help make the internet a more positive place.
Youth photo campaign: young people across the UK have been creating images to share how images and videos play a role in their online lives, and these images will be exhibited at events across the UK on Safer Internet Day. Get involved with our photography project (pack launching in January) to create your own images!
Research report into children’s use of images and videos online will be launched by the UK Safer Internet Centre on Safer Internet Day.
As a parent here are two videos you can watch. One for KS2 pupils and ones for KS1.