Ark William Parker Academy joined hundreds of other organisations across the UK by supporting Safer Internet Day (SID) 2015 to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
The day gave staff and students the opportunity to focus upon both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that people play in helping to create a better internet.
Students and staff at the academy made pledges to ‘make the internet a better place’. These ranged from helping someone with their privacy settings, writing a friendly email, and setting up anti-virus software to reporting cyberbullying. All pledges were put on display.
Heidi Welch, E-safety officer at Ark William Parker Academy, said: “The internet receives so much negative press, yet delivers so many fantastic opportunities. It is not the technology, but the people who use it, that will make a difference.
“Being involved in Safer Internet Day 2015 gives us the opportunity, as a whole school community, to come together and get involved in playing our part to create a better internet.”