To raise awareness about online safety, this week our students donned their craziest socks, encouraging everyone to help create a better internet. The College was not alone, more than 160 countries also took part in the initiative.

This week, Somerset College students once again joined the global initiative, Safer Internet Day, bringing families, schools, organisations and governments from 170 countries together to raise awareness about online safety. Children in the Junior School explored various cyber safety topics in their Information Literacy lessons including asking for permission before using digital devices, telling a trusted adult if they see or hear something online that makes them feel uncomfortable and ensuring that there is a healthy balance between screen time and other forms of play.  

Students continue to learn about how the internet is a fun place to explore, but they need to do so in a safe and responsible way by using their critical thinking skills. Simple yet powerful messages such as ‘be kind online’ and ‘think before you click’ are helping to keep our young people safe and building their resilience. Parents and carers are encouraged to continue these conversations with their children about what these key messages mean and how they can be applied to real-life situations on the playground as well as outside of school.

Thank you in advance for your support and please help to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of a safer and more positive internet. Click here to see what others have done to promote Safer Internet Day and access invaluable resources for both children and adults.

Remember to always #PlayItFairOnline!

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