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Internet Safety Day 2018



On Tuesday 6th February, our ICT Ambassadors and ICT Coordinator Mr Twohig launched Safer Internet Day 2018 in St Mary's.   Events began with a powerful assembly which highlighted #DigitalWellbeing: how we conduct ourselves online and how our social media accounts can have a profound effect on our mental wellbeing.  The presentation highlighted the need for everyone on Safer Internet Day to join in and engage with others in a respectful, positive way in order to ensure a better digital experience.
Our ICT Ambassadors also delivered their "Staying Safe on Social Media" assembly.  The majority of our school community, both staff and students, have some form of a social media account and the presentation offered tips and advice on how we can stay protected in an ever changing digital world.  The students emphasised how we are in control of our online activity, it’s not in control of us! #ItStartsWithUs
Year 8 pupils were provided with social media stay safe cards to place into their homework diaries.  Each card gave useful tips on protecting yourself when accessing each of the social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
St Mary's students also gathered together to create a heart emoji to show how we can unite for a better internet. Create, connect, share respect = together we can make the Internet a better and safer place.