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    E-Safety Week: 24th-28th February

    Visiting speakers help pupils explore the safe and positive use of digital technology.

    Lorin LaFave from the Breck FoundationNew research released by the UK Safer Internet Centre this month reveals the internet is a fundamental part of young people’s identity, helping them find their own voice offline. Our biennial ‘E-Safety Week’ (24-28 February) focuses on the safe and positive use of digital technology, aiming to equip our pupils with the knowledge and self-confidence to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.

    All week we’ll be welcoming digital experts to Kimbolton including the ‘Self-Esteem Team’ and Lorin LaFave of the Breck Foundation, as well as offering interactive internet safety workshops. Between them, our visiting speakers will talk to different year groups across both the Prep and Senior School, exploring topics including social media, gaming, mental health, cyber bullying, screen time, and staying safe while communicating online.

    E-safety Officer Mrs Stephanie Lace said: “The Internet is an integral part of our lives and a useful resource for us all.  However, there are some risks and it is important that teachers, parents and pupils all work together to ensure its safe use. At Kimbolton we believe it is essential to educate pupils on e-safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom. 

    "With this year's Internet safety theme: Together for a better Internet, we have arranged a variety of talks for our students to attend to gain a better understanding of the impact their digital footprints can have on themselves and others, as well as how to support each other in times of need. This is further supported by tutor activities and daily 'top tips' the students receive each day of our ESafety Week."