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E-Safety workshop

5 February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers

E-Safety workshop: Thursday 11 February 2016, 4:00pm

February 9th 2016 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is very important to our school and pupils. Safer Internet Day is run by the INSAFE network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.

In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (, and this year’s theme is “Play your part for a better internet.” Childnet International, who form part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, have produced an online safety presentation to help schools, parents and carers to support children and young people online.

To celebrate the many positives of the internet, and to raise awareness of the issues that children and young people face online today, The Courtyard will be hosting an online safety information evening for parents and carers of children in every year group. Childnet International are experts in the field of online safety education and we highly recommend that you attend this event. The session will provide practical advice and safety tips to help manage online safety issues, and discussions surrounding suitable behaviour online. 

The session will be on Thursday 11 February at 4:00pm and will last for 30 minutes, with time for questions too.

We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. This session is designed to help you become more aware of the safety messages that your children receive in school in order to reinforce them in your home environment. 

We really hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

Yours sincerely

Deborah Shepherd
Head Teacher




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