New-Bridge supports ‘Safer Internet Day’ on 11th February 2014

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New-Bridge Integrated College is joining hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating ‘Safer Internet Day’ and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.

Matthew and MariaTo celebrate the day, Mrs Wright and two New-Bridge Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, have been invited to participate in a live broadcast on SIDtv  which will be streamed on Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2014.  Our students will be speaking live at 2pm about their role as Anti Bullying Ambassadors in the College.  The College is putting arrangements in place for all students to access the link and watch the live broadcast scheduled for that afternoon.   It is planned to record the broadcast and use the accompanying resources in an interactive assembly to encourage and promote the safe use of the internet.  Parents will be encouraged to access the link and tune into the workshops which are aimed at promoting the safe use of the internet in the home.

The theme ‘ Lets create a better internet together’ offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing on line, as well as the role that we all play in helping create a better internet.

Mr Kane, Pastoral Co-ordinator commented ‘I feel that it is essential as part of our school pastoral care ethos to empower our pupils with the most up to date information on how to use the internet safely in their everyday lives. To this end Mrs Wright, our pastoral teams and the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are constantly trying to be proactive in educating the pupils to make both the school and home environment as safe as possible in the use of the internet.  We are delighted that our Anti-bulling Ambassadors have been approached to speak about the work they do in the College.

A number of New-Bridge students attended workshops and training for the Diana Award Anti-bullying  programme which trains young people to be anti-bullying ambassadors in their schools and communities.  Ultimately these ambassadors help to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.  It gives the young people the opportunity to prevent bullying in an innovative way with a network of young people so they can share best practice.  The Ambassador programme equips them with training which includes the confidence and skills to speak out against bullying.  The programme has proved to be extremely effective and we are delighted with its success.

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