Throughout this week we are joining schools across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022.

Safer Internet Day takes place each year in February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.

Today (8 February) is Safer Internet Day and this year’s theme is ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote at St Chris, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
This week during break and lunch, the Major Officials are filming pupils as they share their thoughts and advice on how to be safe online. In Company time, Advisers will be using a range of tools and activities to promote awareness, including the creation of internet safety posters and slogans.
To support parents and carers further, please find below links to resources that can help you support your child to stay safe online:
  • Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
  • Guides on popular apps and games from saferinternet
  • Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from NetAware
  • Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters 
  • Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP
  • Education Programme, which provides training, resources and information for children and young people, their families and those who work with them
Online safety is an important issue which, as a school, we are committed to teaching our pupils about. If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do contact your child’s Adviser/Head of Year, Cordy Lewis, Pastoral Lead or Rich Jones, Head of Senior School.