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What education is offered to students to support online safety messages?
Embedding online safety in school, and in the community
Embedding online safety in school, and in the community is an ongoing objective and every opportunity should be taken to give online safety messages to students, promoting good behaviour and discussing issues as they arise. This should be tackled in many ways, through all curriculum lessons and through an assembly programme which also leads to intervention assemblies when there are incidents which need to be tackled.
Creating a school council for its input may help to highlight specific issues that students are concerned about.
Additionally, a questionnaire for students to complete may also provide information to base further guidance on. Termly or half-termly themed messages could be used to engage all students and this could be integrated into the curriculum as well as allowing students to be creative about how they interpret and pass this information on to their family.
Lastly, making full use of the resources provided nationally for Safer Internet Day (SID) every February and anti-bullying week in November to all year groups will help enforce important messages and give opportunity for consultation and discussion