“The internet is a wonderful tool but the technology is increasing faster than the safety message.”
Keeping the above idea in mind, The Foundation School observed Safer Internet Day on 19 February 2021. The aim was to educate students about internet safety.
The students and parents of Pre-School were introduced to Safer Internet Day with a story telling session on Screen Time Management which focused on the harmful effects of long screen time. A discussion on how to manage a judicious screen time for the young ones brought forth valuable ideas.
The Pre Primary students made posters and pledged to maintain a safe online world. The children were also shown a puppet show based on the theme.
The students of classes I and 2 were shown videos to demonstrate ways in which internet can be used safely. Taking a step ahead, the students wrote doen five internet safety tips to reinforce awareness.
The students of class 3 were also shown videos which taught various safety tips which can be followed while using the internet. A discussion using various scenarios of information theft was conducted and safety tips regarding this were shared.
The students of class 4 used the tagline, “Together for a Better Internet” for their posters, mentioning the objectives of using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
Class 5 had a discussion on “Making an effort together to make the internet a safer and better place for all”. Following the discussion, students were shown a short video with tips to make their internet surfing experience safe. Students also expressed their views on their experiences online.
The students of classes 6 , 7 and 8 were shown presentations on internet safety rules. This was followed by a discussion on the practices which can be adopted while attending online classes, events, workshops etc., to keep essential information like name, email ID phone numbers etc. safe from hacking. A discussion regarding cyber security rules was also done.