16 Jan 2012

Boy on a computerThe theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day, on 7 February, is connecting generations with the slogan 'Discovering the digital world together safely'. 

You can get involved and help raise awareness of internet safety for this year’s Safer Internet Day by coming to our event in Greenwich. 

Activites in support of this day will start on Monday 6 February, at Horn Park Primary School. The school will be inviting parents as well as older people in the community to participate in activities with children and young people. 

To kick off the day, speaker Stephen Carrick-Davies will address parents and each of the years four to six classes.

This discussion will be followed by an afternoon session, from 1.15 - 4.00pm, where the young people will be sharing their knowledge of the internet. 

This session aims to: 

  • share information on internet safety
  • offer hands on experiential learning
  • give guidance on ways to stay safe online including setting security for home computers
  • offer young people the opportunity to share their skills with parents and older adults
  • welcome the community into the school and help build on current intergenerational work 

The session will be broken down into two parts, which will include:

  • a structured training session in IT suite on security settings, staying safe online and on social networks. This will be led by IT specialists within the school 
  • workshops in small groups to find out 'How to' (composing an email, editing holiday photos, using Google, creating a Word doc etc) This will be led by the children and young people 

Following the session there will be an opportunity for feedback, and to build relationships as well as inviting participation in the school’s ongoing Intergenerational programme

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Caroline Baker on 0207 358 2006 or via acb@childsoc.org.uk 

Not in Greenwich?

If you’re not in the Greenwich area, there are many other things you can do, including helping to spread the word about the day, or by running your own activities with children and young people, parents and carers and others in the community.

Related content

Here is a list of resources in preparation for Safer Internet Day. 

UK Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 

2012 Schools Pack 

Parents guide to technology 

CEOP 

Parents guide to the internet 

Guidance for Practitoners