Safer Internet Day 2017

We must remember that when children are online, they are in public.
At Belhaven Hill, we are committed to educating all of the children in our care about the importance of staying safe online and protecting one’s own ‘online image’ for the future. In a generation where it is nigh impossible to hide away from the online world, ignorance and innocence will no longer suffice.

Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. Belhaven Hill joined over 1000 organisations across the UK to discuss what every individual can do to change the internet for the better.

For the seniors, workshops gave the opportunity to reflect on the potential negative and positive consequences of the way young people post, share and comment online. The eternality of a ‘digital footprint’ and Cyber bulling also formed a large part of the session. The juniors explored concepts including personal information, safety and ‘online image’.

Online education is not, however limited to school. We all have a responsibility to protect the next generation whilst they are online through education, openness and understanding. As parents, you are the most important role models that the children can look to for guidance.

If you would like to learn more about how to help your child stay safe online, please click  on the link below.

Laura Graham, 08/02/2017