9 December 2015
Online Safety, Education Services, South West Grid
We’ve been out and about over the last few weeks recording content for this year’s Safer Internet Day TV. We’re really excited about what we have lined up for you this year, here’s a sneak peak of our recent adventures.
If you’ve tuned into SID TV before you will probably recognise Red & Murphy, our favourite duo of puppets from Belfast. This year they will be joined by Smartie the Penguin, a familiar face from the fantastic Childnet online safety resources. We’re pleased to report back that the trio got on tremendously and were very well behaved during the filming….
Harvey Cantwell and Molly Rainford from CBBC’s Friday Download did a fantastic job of presenting last year and we were delighted when they agreed to host the show again this year. This year’s content will feature our very own Police Officer Steve Shepherd who discusses when online hate crosses the law.
We spent a day at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London with a group of Year 7 pupils and our young contributors Tamanna and Rebecca who discussed their personal experiences and attitudes towards online behaviour.
We also visited Olivia from Kids, a charity working with disabled children and young people. In our interview with Olivia we talked about how the internet can be a positive environment for young people with disabilities, how language should be used correctly to describe disabilities and Olivia provided some great tips on what to do if you are getting bullied online.
All in all we had an excellent week and met some inspirational characters along the way. We’re now very busy in the editing suite putting all of the content together and we can’t wait to share it with you on the 9th February! To keep up to date with all of the Safer Internet Day news you can register as a supporter
and keep an eye out for our school resource packs which will be available after the Christmas break.