Westley Middle School

Safer Internet Day 2021

Published: 9 February 2021

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we will celebrate the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day with actions taking place right across the globe. With a theme once again of “Together for a better internet”, the day calls upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.With this in mind we wanted to share online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. There are multiple links on our Online Safety Page and in this article. To read more about Safer Internet Day follow the link below:

Exploring the online world

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? The following website has lots of useful information to help you support your children whilst exploring the online world..

Gaming

Gaming is a big part of many peoples lives, particularly children. Follow the link below to find help and advice for young people who are playing online games where they have the opportunity to chat to other players.

Need help?

We all make mistakes but it is important not to bury your head in the sand and ignore it. Advice on who to talk to and where to get help is available in school but also by following the link below.

Managing screen based activities

There is lots of advice to support children and families around managing screen time, particularly with the move to Remote Learning. The sites below have useful guides and tips to help find the best balance

Help and support

You will find more support and advice on the following websites: