On 5 February Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated across the world to help keep young people safe online. This year the day focused on the themes of internet ownership and consent online.
At Astley, Safer Internet Day assemblies encouraged students to think about how we take control of what we share online, who has access to this information and data about us and what that could mean for us.
A focus on how consent works in an online context asked students to think about how they ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.
This year the campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces. Safer Internet Day 2019 is about empowering young people to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.
The Safer Internet website provides more information about the day and about the work of the Safer Internet Centre.
Our Keeping Safe Online page includes useful websites and guides to help keep your child safe online.