Safer Internet Day 2017
Thank you to all those who came in to support our whole school Safer Internet Day by joining in with the students in a variety of workshops in the morning and then attending an e-safety presentation for parents/carers in the afternoon. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The following comments from James's mum nicely sum things up:
When I received the invitation from The Abbey to attend the Safer Internet Day, I considered whether or not it was an event worth taking a day away from work for. Having now attended the day I am convinced that it was the right thing to do. The day was informative, thought provoking and, at times, disturbing to hear what can happen when the worst case situation happens. It is a minefield for parents and a seemingly impossible task to keep up to date with the constantly evolving world of the internet, therefore an opportunity such as this should not be missed. It was fascinating to hear the children’s views on the internet, gaming, social media and their digital footprint. They were totally engaged with the discussions and obviously enjoyed talking about something that is now a big part of their lives. However, the overriding thought that I took away from the day was that to ensure your child’s safety you need to be aware of what they are doing and that is not as easy as it sounds!!!
We are very grateful to our computing and ICT specialist, Holly Burke, who organised and ran the day with support from teaching colleagues throughout the school. Some of the materials will shortly be available on the website including links to useful sources of information and advice.
Please contact Holly or our Deputy Head, David Jackson, if you have ideas for topics or issues to cover in the next e-safety session for parents and carers.