Commemorating The Safer Internet Day
afer Internet day is celebrated on 8th Feb, of every year. Safer Internet day aims to create both a safer and better internet where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
This year, our students learnt about the importance of being kind to their eye by checking their screen time usage, what they watch and online safety.
The students were surprised by the World Health Organization recommended hours of screen time per day for children. They argued that the time was too short and that they are usually on screens for longer periods of time. They were encouraged to take breaks and to reduce time spent on screens so as to protect their eyes and brains.
The students were also reminded about online safety which included being aware of online predators, not giving out personal information, staying away from inappropriate content among other risks
It was evident from the discussions that there is minimal supervision of what the students are accessing online and on television and we would like to request the parents to ensure that the children are accessing safe content.