Highland School first to receive Cyber Safety award

Pupils at Daviot Primary School are celebrating after becoming the first Highland School to receive the Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Award through the digital schools framework. They received their Digital Schools Award last year and the Cyber Resilience Award is the next step.

The award is designed to provide education professionals with the resources and support required to help pupils safely navigate the digital world. To attain a Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety schools must complete a self-assessment to identify their expertise as well as going through a formal verification by an external assessor.

Pupils and staff are going to be celebrating this great achievement tomorrow afternoon which is very fitting as Tuesday 11 February is National Internet Safety Day.

National Internet Safety Day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

Arlene Beattie, Cluster Principal teacher of Daviot Primary School said: “We are delighted to be given this award.  As a school we recognise that online platforms and the internet itself, are becoming increasingly accessible to young children and therefore it is essential that we, as teachers, provide pupils with the knowledge and confidence to operate these safely and responsibly.”

 

10 Feb 2020
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