As part of the Positive People Project we look for innovative ideas to support the participants on the project and leaving a legacy for the future.
We are looking at how we can support the digital levels and experience in a community to improve the skills of everyone. To do this, we have decided to support the safe use of the internet through a local school to introduce the idea of everyone being responsible for being safe when using the World Wide Web.
On Tuesday 5th February Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally around the Theme of ‘Together for a Better Internet’. It is a day used to inspire discussions about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
As part of this initiative Hemyock Primary School have join forces with the Positive People team from Cosmic to support the pupils gain an understanding of what being safe online means for them and how they can also help improve the internet for all users of the future.
We will also be supporting the adults in the community with two parent sessions to highlight how they can keep themselves and their children safe online.
If you are interested in find out more about being safe in line visit www.saferinternetday.org.uk and to find out more about the Positive People project, please visit our website at www.positive-people.org.uk and go the ‘Contact Us’ section.
Positive People offers a lifeline to people who are not in work to help build confidence, skills and give a sense of hope for the future. Positive People is jointly funded by the Big Lottery fund and the European Social Fund.