Students at Thomas Cowley High School in Donington took part in a poster competition to raise awareness before marking the fifth Safer Internet Day.
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 for children and young people.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries.
During their ‘personal development’ lessons students have been looking at ways to keep themselves safe whilst on line. As social media is such an integral part of young people’s lives today, it is vital that they understand where the potential dangers may lie.
Personal, social, health and economic education co-ordinator Clytie Smith organised a poster competition for all years to enter.
The standard of entries was very high and after much discussion the following students were the winners for their year group: Year 7 – Magda Batko; Year 8 – Callum Barnes; Year 9 – Leah Hall; Year 10 – Kent Villarin.
Each of the year group winners designed a very thought-provoking poster which won them all a £20 Amazon voucher, as well as having their poster displayed in school.
However, the overall winner of the competition was Year 7’s Charlotte Dyson-Wood.
Charlotte’s design impressed the judges with her colourful and eye-catching design. Her original design will be framed and a copy of it has been printed onto a canvas to be displayed in the school’s reception. Charlotte also won a £50 Amazon voucher.