Education Minister for Wales
Education Minister for Wales, Kirsty Williams:
“I’m proud that the Welsh Government is able to support Safer Internet Day. This year’s theme of ‘Together for a better internet’ really resonates with the great deal of work we have been doing in Wales. Last year we published our Online Safety Action Plan for Wales which sets out how the Welsh Government works with teachers, parents and carers, learners and partners across Wales to keep our children and young people safe online. This action plan provides a focus for our online safety work, which has always been a key priority for me both as Education Minister, and as a parent. We have also invested in building digital tools to assist our learners which have been very successful, such as the Hwb Online Safety Zone and our bilingual online safety self-assessment tool 360 degree safe Cymru.
I encourage all of our schools to take full advantage of the fantastic Safer Internet Day Education Packs that are available bilingually on our Hwb Online Safety Zone, which includes a specially commissioned SID preparation pack, to ensure that our children and young people know how to stay safe online in today’s evolving digital world.”