Year 4 pupils at Rydal Penrhos produced a special video in support of Safer Internet Day, with other activities also taking place across the school.
The ever-changing digital age is becoming more prevalent in our day-to-day lives and is also becoming increasingly influential throughout education. This is something that Rydal Penrhos has recognised as a key part of a pupil’s development, with the school’s recent free iPad initiative enabling the modern to be incorporated with the traditional to ensure our learners are fully prepared for whatever challenges come next.
This allows pupils to explore topics thoroughly, become equipped with key digital skills and gain vital technological experience that should stand them in good stead throughout higher education and the working world.
One of the biggest concerns facing parents and educators is internet safety. By practising working methods of being safe online, we can prevent and mitigate the risks that are inherently involved with using digital technologies, platforms and services.
Once the risks are managed, the internet can be enjoyed free from harm and to enormous benefit.
Rydal Penrhos is constantly monitoring this critical digital area and offering expert support and guidance. However, the school also held a series of activities to lend our support to a worldwide awareness campaign on the topic this week.
The 19th edition of Safer Internet Day saw schools, youth groups and organisations across the globe take time to highlight the importance of being safe on the web. The SID theme was “Together for a Better Internet” and called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially for children and young people.
As part of the school’s contribution, Year 4 pupils – with a helping hand from Mr McLeod and other staff – produced and directed their very own Safer Internet Day video as part of a combined PSHE/Computer studies project. This was a task they took on with their customary determination and high standards, with the final cut watched by the entire Prep School community on the day.
There were also videos shown to Senior pupils during form time, which were followed by thought-provoking discussions about recognising online safety signs, what they could potentially do to help in certain situations and the people they should talk to if a certain scenario doesn’t feel quite right.
We would like to congratulate Year 4 on their exceptional video and to all staff who lent their support to our Safer Internet Day efforts.
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