By Haddenham Webteam - 17th February 2017 2:30pm
The internet has become an essential resource for people of all ages, providing access to a broad choice of entertainment and information, literally on a global scale.
But its global reach is not without its dangers, as this website has sought to emphasise through our frequent warnings about online scams and frauds.
Children and young people may be particularly vulnerable, with the availability of highly unsuitable material and the risks of grooming that most adults will recognise.
The use by young children of smartphones and internet-connected tablets increases the risks that youngsters will come into contact with disturbing content.
Safer Internet Day is an international initiative that seeks to remind us of the inherent dangers of the internet and to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, particularly as far as children and adolescents are concerned.
In the week before half-term holiday, Haddenham Community Infant School supported Safer Internet Day 2017.
To highlight the day, an interactive assembly was held and the children enjoyed meeting the character 'Smartie the Penguin' when they helped him make safe choices when using the internet.
Later in the day Year 1 and Year 2 took part in a range of activities including a Keeping Safe Online team quiz!
If you feel rather ill-informed about the risks of internet use and would like to help your children or grandchildren to stay safe online, here's a good place to start.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Lockdown hasn't been wasted in our Village Hall...Driven by need and the strong desire to buy in to the Zero Carbon Haddenham initiative by being more eco friendly we've taken the opportunity to improve the Lobby, Kitchen and toilets heating & hot water systems.The antiquated and failing boilers have been replaced with brand new, energy efficient Vaillents and the system has been...
Here are five ways you can help during the Covid pandemicThe NHS is under immense pressure due to the Covid pandemic.Its fantastic staff going above and beyond to keep us safe, so you may wish to show your thanks in ever more practical ways.While standing outside and cheering for our health workers is a good way to give appreciation, there are other ways to show your support for our...
Zero Carbon Haddenham has teamed up with an installer of PV solar panels in the hope of identifying a group of Haddenham residents who are keen to have solar power for their homes. Once a minimum group size has been extablished, the installation work can be carried out at a significant discount compared with one-off installations.The scheme is called Solar Streets.Solar panels charge...