Macmillan students have been involved in several activities last week learning about different ways of staying safe online.
The mission to raise awareness of safer internet use saw the launch of the power of images campaign in assemblies and tutor time. The slogan for National Safer Internet day this year is 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. In tutor time students have been able to discuss and create an image that shows that there may be more than meets the eye within the frame of a photograph, whilst also increasing their knowledge of being safe as they completed safer internet quizzes provided by childnet.org.
These activities took place only a couple of weeks after students watched a video released by Leicestershire police as part of their tutorial programme. The video was called "Kayleigh's Love Story" you may have heard about it and seen clips of it on the news. Talking to your child – openly, and regularly – is the best way to help keep them safe online.
You can find a link to the video and other useful resources on our "Safe Use of the Internet" page which can be found on the "Parents" tab and by clicking on "Guides."
We have also recently added a link on the page to a NSPCC resource you might find helpful to start a family discussion to set boundaries and agree what's appropriate.