Year 5 and 6 children in Southwick Primary School in Trowbridge are set to hear internet safety tips. The advice will be given during a special assembly on Safer Internet Day 2019. The assembly will be led by local business owners Natalie Sherman of social media agency, Naturally Social and Kathryn Price from technological support firm, KSPTechCare. Safer Internet Day is a national initiative that helps to “inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.”
When change is constant within today’s tech savvy community, it’s difficult to know how to keep children safe online. 71% of young people claim social media platforms do not do enough to prevent cyber bullying.
Natalie says, “I’m really excited to be talking to students about online safety – a cause which is really important to me. It’s statistically proven that educated young people use the internet in a safe and productive way. Therefore, it’s really important these conversations happen.”
Additionally, Natalie and Kathryn have sponsored the ‘Caught in the Web’ children’s and parent’s booklet, produced by The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain. Each student will receive their own copy on the day.
“We are thrilled to have sponsored this booklet! Cyber security, internet bullying and identity fraud are all covered, so it’s very informative”, says Kathryn.
The booklet uses an entertaining story to communicate about online dangers. It also contains activities for parents to test their children’s knowledge and additional safety information.
(If this is something that your child’s school would be interested in, please get in touch.)