On 11th February our students took part in Safer Internet Day, a national event which is now in its 14th year. Students had an opportunity to visit a dedicated stand in the Atrium, which promoted the safe and responsible use of online technology and what to do if a problem did arise.
All staff and students received a special ‘e-newsletter’ which gave them advice about keeping safe whilst online as well as details about how to create more secure passwords. There was an opportunity to add to a virtual pinboard (contributions were made by text message and e-mails) about how the Internet could be made safer for everyone - the theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day.
Students were invited to take part in surveys and activities and encouraged to ask for support and guidance when needed. Safer Internet Day, also celebrated the launch of the new One College e-Learning Twitter feed, @eLearningatOne.
Craig Martin, e-Learning Manager, said “Safer Internet Day is an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the potential dangers and complications that the online world can bring. Staff and students have the chance to ask for practical advice to keep them safe while online and what to do if something goes wrong. The One College community will still be able to access advice after today about these issues, by visiting our dedicated e-Learning Zone as well as undertaking training throughout the year to help raise awareness of e-Safety issues”.