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Code Clubs – After school coding clubs for children aged 9-11

The mission of Code Club is to give every child in the UK the chance to learn to code. It is their aim to have Code Club in 25% of primary schools in the UK by the end of 2015. Teachers or volunteers can  run Code Club after-school at their local  school or community centre. Children attend […]

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Safer Internet Day: The Internet Radio Show

January 26th, 2012 by Victoria

Safer Internet Day schedule

To celebrate safer Internet Day the UK Safer Internet Centre will be producing a 12-hour Internet radio marathon. The theme for the day will be Connecting Generations, under the slogan – “Discovering the digital world together safely!” Click on the image above to view the full programme in detail.

Each hour of the radio programme will be dedicated to a different topic and the hosts will be encouraging listeners to tune in and to interact as true participants. You will be able to IM, Facebook, email, text and phone in or tweet and re-tweet about the show, which proved very popular last time around.

If you have a school website or learning platform why not share the station with your parents and encourage them to listen to certain programs such as Parental Controls at 17:05 or Mobile Internet at 19:30. You might also like to use this as a stimulus for creating your own podcasts on the theme of Safer Internet.

If you are doing something exciting for Safer Internet Day we would love to hear from you. Visit for further information or email contact(at)

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Safer Internet Day 2012- National resources launched

November 29th, 2011 by Victoria

As February 7th 2012 is rapidly approaching, with it comes Safer Internet Day. The UK Safer Internet Centre are happy to be able to share with you the launch of the UK Safer Internet Centre resource packs for both Primary and Secondary schools.

This year’s theme aims to encourage pupils to think about their internet use, and the way that other age groups use the internet, and internet-enabled devices. Pupils will need to consider the ways in which different generations can teach each other about the internet, and share their experiences with one another, to promote discussion and understanding across the age groups. Pupils will be inspired to discuss their experiences with their families, therefore facilitating opportunities for safety advice to be shared in a constructive way.

For this year’s Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre challenges your school to:

Secondary Schools:

  • Use the lesson plan to enable debate and discussion surrounding internet issues. Challenge young people to understand the concerns of other generations. Showcase your debate to peers, parents, carers and grandparents; and give them the chance to join in!
  • Create an awareness raising campaign in your school to encourage all generations of the local community to connect to the internet safely!

Primary Schools

  • Use the lesson plan to enable your pupils to share their internet knowledge with their peers and with a selected audience within the community, to facilitate an exciting and collaborative group learning experience.
  • Create a class song / jingle / rap / short play or sketch titled “How we connect online and why we love the internet” IN ADVANCE of Safer Internet Day that can be showcased at the end of the SID assembly on 7 February 2012.

For full supporting material, lesson plans and teacher guidance visit, to ensure your school is involved in Safer Internet Day 2012!

Share with them the great things you do on February 7th for SID 2012 by emailing and don’t forget to send your logo and they will put it up on their homepage!

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Using Facebook safely

January 15th, 2010 by Andrew

Safer Internet Day 2010 is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is ‘Think Before You Post’.

At YHGfL we believe it’s not just young people that need to ‘think before they post’. It’s important that adults who work with children and young people also think about how they use technology, both in work and in their personal life, to ensure they don’t put themselves at unnecessary risk.

We know that many staff enjoy using Facebook but may find it difficult to know what settings they should choose to help keep themselves safe. YHGfL have produced a handy guide to help them out. This guide takes you through some of the risks and shows you the settings you can change to help protect yourself.

You can find our guide on our website at and while you’re there why don’t you see if you can come up with some other ways of celebrating Safer Internet Day.

we also have a copy for download HERE (in pdf format)

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Think you’re up to the mission?

November 10th, 2009 by Andrew
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YHGfL is looking for a set of cartoon characters to encourage schools and young people in the region to use the Internet responsibly.

Using your creative powers, design a superhero, sidekick and arch nemesis that will encourage everyone to surf safely. Your characters may help you win a great prize for your school too! Logon to to find out more about the best resource to use to design your cartoon characters. Your characters could become the face of Safer Internet Day 2010!
For more information on how to enter go to www.yhgfl .net .

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Calling All Internet Superheroes … YHGfL Needs YOU!

September 14th, 2009 by Andrew Lickley

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YHGfL are looking for a set of cartoon characters to encourage schools to use the Internet responsibly. Your pupils are challenged with the task of using their creative powers to design a superhero, sidekick and arch nemesis that will encourage everyone to surf safely.

The winning school will receive a free Safer Internet Day event. This could include special assemblies, activities with individual classes or year groups, staff awareness sessions, support for the senior management team or parental awareness sessions after school. All provided free of charge.

Click here to find out everything you need to know!

But hurry: the closing date for entries is Friday 4th December!

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