Highclare School has registered alongside hundreds of schools across the UK to be a part of Safer Internet Day 2020 on Tuesday 11 February – www.saferinternet.org.uk . The aim of Safer Internet Day is to encourage everyone to use digital technology responsibly and respectfully and inspire positive change online.
In a Senior School assembly on 7 February, Mr Sneary asked pupils to think carefully about their digital footprint. Your digital footprint is the information about you that is stored every time you use the Internet or social media
Not just on Safer Internet Day, but every day, we would like everyone to follow three simple steps:
- Stop, think, and think again before you post anything online or on social media.
- Keep your digital footprint positive.
- If you cannot be positive then do not post anything at all.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. They have some very good advice about keeping your digital footprint positive, which can be found here – https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/taking-care-your-digital-footprint/