Safer Internet Week

Safer Internet Week at Ruislip High School "WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?"

6th February 2023 - 10th February 2023

In February each year, the world celebrates Safer Internet Day. The purposes of the day are to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology and to inspire conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day was ‘want to talk about it?’, which inspired a range of in-school activities that took place across the RHS Safer Internet Week - from Monday 6th February to Friday 10th February, 2023.  

Firstly, all students took part in a range of tutorial activities, which addressed topics designed to engage students in thoughtful discussions about their own online habits. In addition, our school’s digital leaders - a group of students who champion online safety in school - delivered assemblies to all students in Years 7-11. The assembly included a video recorded by the digital leaders, featuring RHS teachers giving good advice about staying safe online. One of our favourites was Mr Sills ‘Nan Test’; if you cannot share what you see online with your grandparents, then you probably should not be looking at it at all. Solid advice!

In KS3 Computing, students were engaged in games that led to really good conversations about students’ online viewing habits and what they should do if they see something online that is not right. Students were also encouraged to discuss how to support a friend who is, or has, experienced online bullying. 

Mrs Carstens, Online Safety Coordinator, told us: “Safer Internet Week is so important, as so much of our students’ time is spent online. I am so proud of the digital leaders and all the work they did in preparation for the week. It is not easy to stand in front of your peers to deliver an assembly, but they did so with confidence. Well done to all of them and thank you to the whole student community, for being so willing to engage in this week’s tutorials.”