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St Columban's support Safer Internet Day 2017

6th Feb 2017

St Columban’s College is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 was  celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan  ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

The day offered our students 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.

Our students joined the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.  Safer Internet day was Celebrated in over 100 countries, Students in St Columban’s College joined hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet.

To celebrate the day, our students were involved in various activities that made them realise how important it is to be positive, safe and respectable online. From “selfie shacks” to engaging films, our students explored a range of issues about the safe and positive use of technology. Some of our Key Stage 3 students collaborated with other students in Northern Ireland in a live streaming event on esafety. The day afforded our students 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 and to celebrate the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’

Some students also became part of the nationwide day of action involving the #SID2017 social media campaign where young people had the opportunity to have their say about the digital issues that affect them.