Pupils marking Safer Internet Day

Children at the High School of Dundee have been using their programming skills to safely navigate the online world.

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To mark Safer Internet Day, pupils in L3 were challenged to set bee-bot robots on a course for the best option to take in a number of hypothetical online scenarios.

Children from L1 to L5 also took part in a series of activities on the theme of online relationships, including games, quizzes and further programming challenges.

In the Senior Years, later in the week pupils in F2-5 will be completing a survey on digital awareness. Its aim is to provide an insight into how young people have been affected by the heightened use of social media during, and as we emerge from, the pandemic, with a view to developing approaches and lesson resources that truly meet the needs of pupils.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.