On Tuesday, we joined in with the celebrations co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre. The day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and, in essence, is held to promote conversations about this vitally important subject. Tuesday saw over 1,700 organisations uniting to raise awareness of online safety with the same slogan again this year, ‘Together for a better internet’. I hope your child, whether at home or at school, enjoyed all related tasks but, most importantly, I hope it sparked and opened up important conversations. Research suggests having such conversations regularly is so impactful on promoting online safety.
If you have signed up to Dr Kathy Weston’s Wednesday Wisdom, do take a look at her article this week, it is centred all around the subject of gaming. She is the first to admit that she has made a slight ‘u’ turn with regard to her views on gaming and this has come about having conducted an interviewed Andy Robertson on this subject. She stresses, however, that ‘balance is optimal; we want to raise good digital citizens, able to apply their significant digital skills in an exciting, prosocial way and able to be discerning about what they read online’.
One last photograph to enjoy before half term – how lovely to see nature up close and personal!
AWARDS THIS WEEK
Stars of the Week:
Year 2: Alfie for trying his best to improve his handwriting – keep up the great work!
Year 1: Jazz for excellent contributions during Guided Home Learning.
Reception: Alfred for working so hard independently with his number work.
Please note certificates and badges will be posted today for children currently offsite.