February 05, 2015
Let’s Create A Better Internet Together: Safer Internet Day 2015
Safer Internet Day 2015 is just around the corner, and we could not be more excited. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s create a better internet together’ and here at One Day, that is exactly what we have been doing!
Our fabulous team of facilitators have been travelling to schools up and down the country – delivering fun, active and engaging workshops which take young people ‘Into the Screen’. We have been plunging our pupils into the magical, fantasy land that is the internet – with a little help from some well-known fairytales characters and superheroes!
Our Online Safety workshops for schools use fun and exciting fictional stories to make young people aware of the dangers of the internet. We strive to keep sessions entertaining and light-hearted, yet ensure key messages are conveyed with creativity and lots of participation.
Just like our friends at the NSCPCC, we want to make sure our young people are Share Aware. We encourage caution when communicating with strangers, discuss the importance of using a strong password and remind that, if anything worries you when in the screen, you should always….
“Stop! Get out! Tell!”
…and who should we tell?
“An adult we trust!”
All of our pupils know that their parents and teachers are the first point of call if they ever feel unsure or unsafe in their online adventures. However, in our efforts to ‘create a better internet together’ we also encourage a positive outlook on the possibilities of the world wide web.
In this digital age, technology has brought all of the knowledge of the universe to our fingertips, and there is no doubt that our online world is ever expanding. We want our young people to understand that the internet can be a tool for their future. However, it is important to understand that in using the internet, we are part of an online community which has real people with real feelings sitting on the other side of their screen.
With that in mind, we also encourage kindness and understanding from a very early age. We stress the importance of this in all aspects of communication – especially online. We ensure that should anyone forget to be kind when typing away, our young people have the confidence to talk about their feelings with those that love them most.
To get these all-important messages out to more pupils across the country, we also have a range of Anti-Bullying workshops, many with a specific focus on cyber-bullying like Have Your Say and Be Kind Online.
At One Day we are joining the hundreds of organisations and individuals across the globe to create a safer, better internet together. We are providing pupils with the tools to embrace all that the internet has to offer, the knowledge to stay safe, and putting the future of our online community in their hands.