Education Authority Supports ‘Safer Internet Day 2019’

The Creative Learning team from the AMMA Centre and EA tv, Education Authority (EA) controlled services in partnership with school pupils have launched a video for primary and post primary schools on C2k Newsdesk, to promote the Safer Internet Day 2019 theme ‘Together for a better Internet.’

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Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day (5 February 2019) is celebrated globally and the celebration see’s hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The campaign's slogan, ‘Together for a better internet’, is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

Education Authority, Director of Education John Collings, commented;

“In Northern Ireland our vision is to inspire, support and challenge children to be the best that they can be.  We want our pupils to be happy, achieve well and be safe. 

Safer Internet Day is an excellent opportunity to showcase the ways in which our schools are promoting the safe use of digital technology.  It also gives our pupils the chance to demonstrate their skills and talents in the use of that technology. 

Safer Internet Day aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.”

In line with the UK Safer Internet Centre theme for this year’s campaign, the programme will look at how consent and permission work in an online context and how our choices can make a positive change online.

The programme includes primary school pupils talking about their online experiences – and features Year 8 pupils from St Michael’s College in Enniskillen who have been working with the Creative Learning team at the AMMA Centre to produce their own video on the theme of consent.

Last modified: 05/02/2019