Wigan Pupils Celebrate Safer Internet Day

Pupils at a Wigan primary school have been using the latest in educational technology to celebrate Safer Internet Day.

St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School in Ashton-in-Makerfield hosted a day of activities to teach pupils how to stay safe online, using digital resources from Discovery Education.

Now in its 20th year, Safer Internet Day is a nationwide celebration, organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre. This year’s event on 7th February saw schools and organisations come together to inspire positive changes, raise awareness of safety issues and participate in activities right across the UK.

Pupils at St Oswald’s began their Safer Internet Day celebration by watching a Discovery Education video, with tips for staying safe online. They learned a special rhyme to help them remember internet safety rules, including the importance of keeping personal details private, being kind to others and not talking to strangers online.

After watching the video, the children completed a quiz to test their knowledge and understanding. This promoted a lively classroom discussion about the benefits and risks of using technology. The children also discussed who they could go to if they were worried about anything they had seen or heard online.

Class Teacher Mrs Emma Hart said,

” The children really enjoyed our Safer Internet Day celebrations. Making space for conversations about life online is so important and Discovery Education’s digital resources helped us to talk to the students about how they can stay safe when gaming, creating content or interacting with friends and peers.”

Featuring videos, activities, assemblies and complete lesson plans, Discovery Education’s online safety content helps pupils build digital literacy skills and understand who and what to trust online. Designed for pupils from Foundation to Year 6 and suitable for remote or in-class teaching, the resources inspire the safe and positive use of technology and empower children to take control of their digital lives.

“Discovery Education is proud to support St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School as they teach their pupils the fundamentals of internet safety,’ said Discovery Education’s UK and International Managing Director Howard Lewis.  “Providing pupils with engaging opportunities to learn how to stay safe online is critically important, and we are glad to offer teachers the materials to do so.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through TwitterFacebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 Find out more about Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.

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