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Safer Internet Day 2017

Katherine Semar Schools are supporting Safer Internet Day 2017


Katherine Semar Infants and Junior Schools are joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. 
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday 7th February 2016 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day saw Katherine Semar students join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet. 
To celebrate the day, Katherine Semar Schools launched their activities with a Safer Internet assembly, followed up by lessons in each classroom, with over 500 students and staff getting involved. 
Katherine Semar Schools will be part of a nationwide day of action involving the #SID2017 social media campaign and youth events where young people will have the opportunity to have their say about the digital issues that affect them. 
Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said:
“Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.” 
Anthony Hull, Deputy Headteacher of Katherine Semar Schools said “The Internet wasn’t designed with children in mind, yet children are some of the biggest users of social media. Safer Internet Day is a reminder of how our pupils can help themselves to stay safer online.”  
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