By Teresa Gomez, Communications and Marketing

24 February 2020 - 09:51

In keeping with our commitment to our students' Wellbeing and determined to promote our Caring value, as part of the celebration of Safer Internet Day, which takes place at the school on the 11th of February, the School has organised a series of talks which will take place between February and April. These began on the 10th of February, with the talk “Safer Internet Day: A beginner´s guide for Parents about online security”, aimed at parents of students between Year 3 and Year 9. The talk was given by various members of the British Council, educators and specialists in technology, such as Claudia Xibixel and Sonja Uhlmann, Child Protection Manager at the British Council Spain, amongst others.

There will be a further two talks in February, “Behind the Digital Curtain: self image and social pressure”, for parents and students in Year 7, on Thursday, 27th of February and the same talk for parents and students in Year 6, on Friday, 28th. “Safer Internet Day” (SID) is an event promoted by INSAFE/INHOPE, a European network of awareness centres advocating better and safer Internet usage. It is partly funded by the European Commission. The aim is to promote the safe and positive use of digital technologies, particularly amongst children and teenagers.

SID takes place on the second day, of the second week, of the second month of the year and brings together millions of people around the World, to push for positive change and to raise awareness about Internet security by organising a variety of events and activities. This year, under the theme of “A better Internet starts with You: learning about cyber security together”, the aim was to highlight the positive side of the Internet.

The Day tries to foster the evolution of a better Internet, trying to turn it into a space where we all use the technology in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. SID is aimed at children and young people, parents and teachers, professors, educators and social workers, and also aimed at businesses and politicians, encouraging them all to participate in creating a better Internet.