9 February 2021
Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9th February 2021
Following our participation in a recent NHS wellbeing survey, a range of information was collected from Year 7-12 students regarding their online activity, giving a useful snapshot of the opinions of our students and how they use the internet. Over 98% of students in all years had access to a mobile device that could access the internet, of these 95% have some form of social media account, although this figure was lower for Year 7 students (70%). The average amount of screen time showed variation across the year groups too, with most spending between 3-4 hours per day online, although some students surveyed said they spend 8+ hours per day! Parental monitoring was also interesting, with 73% of Year 7 students saying their parents/carers check their online activity, compared to 34% in Year 10 and 10% in Year 12.