This year's Safer Internet Day has the theme of ‘Play your part for a better internet’ and Corsham Institute (Ci) has been playing its part as well!

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. (www.saferinternet.org.uk)

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.

Safer Internet 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.

Ci’s Digital Corsham initiative has been working with pupils and staff at a local primary school to develop a video about the safer use of the Internet that is being made available to local schools across our Digital Community programme.

Called ‘Cassie’s Online Story’, it features a primary school age character filmed in stop frame animation, who sets up an online social media account without their parent’s permission and is then subject to cyber-bullying. The video is packed with practical tips and advice from school pupils to stay safe online.

The video is backed by a second video aimed at parents outlining how important the subject of a Safer Internet is. The videos will be premiered today in front of pupils and parents, and can be watched below.

The videos were developed, filmed and edited by Ci’s Creative Digital and Media Apprentices.

Cassie’s Online Story

This e-Safety video is a joint project between the Corsham Regis Primary Academy, the Corsham Institute, Digital Corsham and Corsham TV. It was inspired and produced with the School’s Year 6 Pupil Leadership Team for Safer Internet Day.

Watch the video here: https://play.buto.tv/Z3cyw

E-Safety Guide for Parents

This video is a guide to parents about e-Safety and is the companion video to the pupil-focused video ‘Cassie’s Online Story’. It was produced for Corsham Regis Primary Academy for Safer Internet Day by the Corsham Institute, Digital Corsham and Corsham TV.

Watch the video here: https://play.buto.tv/V7d6Q

To find out more about Ci’s Digital Communities Programme please email info@corshaminstitute.org or tweet us @digital_corsham.

To view our community digital television channel Corsham TV please visit www.corshamtv.tv and follow @CorshamTV.