Our Communities programme is working with schools, organisations, councils, the Corsham Youth Council, the MOD, Wiltshire Police and individuals and community groups to work to develop a safer internet community across the greater Corsham area.
On Tuesday 6 February 2018 Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan:
“Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations getting involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology by children, young people, parents, carers and individuals. 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. To find out more about Safer Internet Day in the UK use this link.
We are working to support a range of activities to raise awareness across the community, including conducting a survey with young people in Corsham about their time and experience online. An exhibition showcasing the results of the survey and how to stay safe online will be held at Corsham's Springfield Campus from the week of 5 February. We are working with partners to get the message out to the widest cross-section of people across the community.
Every school in the area will coordinate activities, lessons, assemblies and parent/carer workshops to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
During Safer Internet Day in 2016, our Corsham TV channel, worked with the staff and students at Corsham Regis Primary School to produce locally focussed videos about internet safety. One of the videos can be seen here.
Please click on the link below to listen to a podcast previewing the 2018 Safer Internet Day in Corsham.