Safer Internet Day 2018 Film

By Ballyclare High School on 4 December, 2017

Safer Internet Day Film

On Thursday 16th November, we welcomed a team from the UK Safer Internet Centre who had travelled over from England to film with us in Ballyclare High School. The team were making a film for Safer Internet Day 2018, which is taking place on Tuesday 6th February 2018. The theme for 2018 is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’.

In the morning, Mrs Hill met with the filmmakers and assisted with the filming of the KS1 film featuring the puppets Red & Murphy. The key message for younger pupils was ‘No devices at the dinner table!’, encouraging young people to take time away from their devices and enjoy time with their family.

The team spent the afternoon meeting with two groups of our pupils. Each group of pupils completed a workshop where they were encouraged to consider what is meant by ‘digital resilience’ and how they can empathise with others when connecting online. Pupils were then filmed in pairs, answering questions in front of a green-screen backdrop.

Peter Bower from the UK Safer Internet Centre was impressed with how eloquently the pupils presented their thoughts and thanked them for their contributions.

We are excited to see the final edit of the film, which is due for release in December. The Safer Internet Day videos for last year have already been viewed by over 1 million people, and those videos can be viewed here.

    Written by Ballyclare High Digital Leaders

What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!