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St Mary's helping to create #aninternetwetrust

St Mary's helping to create #aninternetwetrust

It is Safer Internet Day today and we have used this opportunity to look at exploring reliability in the online world with all our pupils - from Junior School up to Sixth Form. 

Students in our Senior School were set some activities and reflected on their use of the internet. Activities included: 

- 'Screenshot It' where girls were asked to screenshot three things that they have seen online that were suspicious or unreliable for discussion and to share with their form.

- 'Inform Challenge, Report' where they challenged whether we have an internet we can trust, by: checking the information they see online, challenging false or misleading information; and making people aware of how to make a report.

Finally, they enjoyed other activities such as a quiz. 

In our Junior School girls had a very informative online assembly looking at the issue of consent, making positive choices, and looking at questions of permission when sharing other friend's images, or engaging with them in online gaming etc. This was followed up with a lesson for each class focussing on the importance of being safe while online. 

Safer Internet Day is celebrated in the UK with the theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world. This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction? Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.

Find out more here.