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February 2024  -  On 21st February, Aylward celebrated Safer Internet Day. The theme this year was

‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online.’

With technology constantly evolving, it is important to reflect on the changes we observe and think about how we can stay safe when online. Across the school the children engaged in a range of activities designed to support their understanding of change online. In the afternoon, all children attended an assembly that focused on how to stay safe online and what to do if they feel worried or concerned about online behaviour.


In the EYFS, the children listened to a story about using the internet and learnt that if something appears online that makes them feel scared or worried, they need to tell a trusted adult.


Year 5 and 6 thought about the role of an influencer online and designed their own influencer posts based on what they believe is important and the changes they wish to see in the world. 



February 2024  -  We will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day.

Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policy makers and more to help create a better internet. This year the campaign focuses on change online, including:

· Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology

· Using the internet to make change for the better

· The changes young people want to see online

· The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online

         and offline

Using the internet positively and safely is a key message that we promote at Aylward, and

celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating this by continuing the conversation around online safety at home with your child. To help you with this, the UK Safer Internet Centre has created some free activities and information for parents and carers which can be accessed at:

If you have any concerns or questions about supporting your child to be safe online, please get in touch with your child’s class teacher or another member of school staff, such as Ms Williamson or Mr Westall. 




Parental controls are the names for a group of settings that put you in control of what content your child can see. Combined with privacy settings, these can help you protect your children from inappropriate content, online grooming, cyberbullying and other online safety issues.


March 2023  -  The theme this year was 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.' Through a range of activities, the children thought about how being online makes them feel and how their actions and words can impact others. They reminded themselves how to stay safe online and what to do if they come across something that worries them. 


March 2022  -  The theme of the day was 'All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online'. With online gaming, chat, videos and streaming becoming a part of children's everyday life,

we focused on teaching children the importance of staying safe online. 


March 2021 - The theme of the day was 'Exploring Reliability in an Online World' and the children completed a variety of activities about trust online. It is important to remember that not everything we see and read online is trustworthy or reliable, and that we should be 'Internet Detectives' that question and check information on more than one website and ask an adult

if we are unsure. 


We have been alerted to an on-line challenge called ‘Momo’ that encourages players to perform a series of tasks. Although the challenges may seem light hearted at the beginning, we have been informed that they soon darken and potentially present a risk to our children’s safety. We believe that these challenges are sometimes communicated by ‘Whatsapp’ or text.


Please see below for further information and guidance.