Queensbury School in Erdington marked Safer Internet Day on the 6th February. This global day of internet safety awareness is now in its 20th year.
The school had Safer Internet Day assemblies, complete with interactive quizzes where the form groups faced off against each other in a test of their internet safety knowledge- happily there were a huge number of correct answers.
Through the week students have talked about cyberbullying in particular and how to be a conscientious user of the internet community.
One Year 9 student pointed out that, “The internet is meant to be helpful, to make things better and easier.” It is this attitude that Queensbury aims to instil in its students.
The school was also supported by Birmingham East’s School Liaison Police Officer, who led sessions with individual classes highlighting the risks of internet use presented in the context the local area and schools. This followed on from a parent workshop on internet safety that took place at the school a week prior.
The main outcome desired is that all children know how to behave online, and that if they have any concerns at all, not to hesitate to simply ask a responsible adult.