Safer Internet Day: Play it Fair Online
What does a safer, better internet mean to you?
This question was put to our Years 7 and 8 Robotics & Coding classes, as part of Safer Internet Day, which aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.
From cyber bulling and online hate, to cyber security and excessive internet use, Safer Internet Day empowers young people to make the best possible use of online technology.
Students were given insight from three Australian athletes, including former Australian Netball Captain, Caitlin Bassett, as to how they demonstrate safe internet use.
An address from Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, also touched on the importance of creating a space that tolerates nothing but safety, respect and kindness.
How can we achieve a safer internet?
As part of their participation in this global initiative, the girls were asked to think about ways in which they can make the internet a safer and better place for all.
“To me, a ‘safer internet’ means being able to jump online and only see things that I should”, said Olivia D’Souza.
In order to achieve a safer internet, Ruby Marks stated “We should be kind and respectful to all and not judge people. If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say it”.
“Make sure before you post something online that its true and useful, because even if it is intentional and meant for someone and you try to delete it, it will always be on your digital footprint”, added Sienna Pitt.
Well done to all participating students, who came up with some fantastic ideas to implement moving forward.
For more resources on how you can actively contribute to this cause, click here.
Remember to always Play it Fair Online!