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Safer Internet Day

Category: News, Online Safety, School

On Tuesday 8th February, year 8 celebrated Safer Internet day with a range of workshops and talks on the subject of ‘exploring respect and relationships online’ find out more here.

In the weeks leading up to Safer Internet day, pupils were asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences online and their responses were used by Student Digital Leaders from years 8-12 and Year 12 Pastoral Mentors to plan and deliver interactive workshops.

During the sessions, Year 8 explored their reactions to a range of scenarios around friendship issues, contact from strangers and what to do if you had concerns about a friend’s behaviour online. Year 8 shared an incredible range of ideas and were able to demonstrate mature and well-informed points of view. These ideas were added to by the Year 12 mentors running the workshops who offered tips and advice for keeping safe online and managing friendship issues.

A poster competition on the theme of ‘What the internet means to me’ was also launched and forms will have the opportunity to complete their creative submissions by Friday 1st April. The winning posters will be used to decorate computer rooms throughout the school in order to promote positive attitudes towards staying safe online.

These group activities were enhanced by a presentation from GM Police on the subject of internet safety. Pupils were encouraged to consider the amount information they shared online, the law regarding cyber crime as well as the career opportunities for those with coding and IT skills.

This inaugural event showcased the incredible range of knowledge and talent in our student body. Special thanks must go to all of those who researched, planned and delivered the workshops: Zoe L, Rosa H, Aleezah K, Sheena S, Areebah A, Lara C, Ije O, Poppy W, Shreya V, Yusra Y, Sakeena R, Olivia H and Amina A. And a special mention must go to Delisha R and Aditi G in year 12 who hosted the workshops with complete professionalism and dedication.

We look forward to continuing the conversation around internet safety with all year groups with the ultimate aim of creating pupils who are well-informed and responsible internet users.

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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cavendish Road, Bowdon,
Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2NL
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