Safer Internet Day celebrated at IGS

IGS students celebrated Safer Internet Day (#SID2019), with Primary classes participating in various activities to promote this years’ theme “Together for a better internet”.

The event highlighted four critical skills for students to recognise, “the four R’s”: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.

“Students discussed how they connect with the internet on a daily basis and ways they can engage respectfully,” Primary Digital Innovator and Teacher David Smith said.

“A competition attracted students to create a catchy jingle or poster to promote the four R’s, and our winners will be announced soon.”

Students also created a pledge, recognising one of the four R’s that they will honour in 2019.

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Some classes also enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a “virtual classroom” with schools around the state, led by The Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

This webinar involved virtual activities and discussions regarding the four R’s or “digital super powers”, allowing students to reflect on how others may use the internet, and consider the positive and negative “ripple effects” of connecting with others digitally.

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This event is annual and celebrated worldwide, with The Office of the eSafety Commissioner responsible for driving the initiative nationally.

Parents are encouraged to visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner for further information and resources, as well as the “ThinkUKnow” Guide to Cyber Safety.