Backwell School joined in with Safer Internet Day 2018 on Tuesday 6 Feburary and students were led through activities based on the theme of 'Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you'. As a part of the resources provided for the event was a pack of supportive materials for parents and carers to support you in having conversations with your children about staying safe on the internet. These resources can be accessed using the links below.

Despite regular reminders and support from staff in school, we still have situations where students put themselves at risk by their online behaviour and it is vital that regular dialogue happens at home to support children. Recent national stories about the dangers of 'live streaming' through apps such as 'Omeagle' and 'Periscope' have been addressed through assemblies and we continue to warn students about apps that allow anonymous feedback, which can therefore be used for online bullying, such as Sarahah. The Student Council has set up a safeguarding sub committee and we have two sixth form students who represent the school on the North Somerset's Safeguarding Children Board (NSSCB) youth section.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you become aware of websites or apps that you consider to be of concern.

Resources from Internet Safety Day 2018

Pack Overview

Conversation Starters

Parents and Carers Pack Factsheet

Fun Things to Do

Quick Activities

Spread the Word

Family Pledge Card

Pledge Card