PUPILS have relied heavily on the use of the internet lately - particularly with the introduction of home schooling - and so one school decided to take part in Safer Internet Day.

The national day, held on Tuesday, February 9, is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology.

This years theme was ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’.

Greenfylde C of E First School, both at home and in the classroom, celebrated the day together and learnt about how to use the internet safely.

The day began with a video assembly, and then children took part in sessions and explored the devices we use to go onto the internet and how we can access safe, reliable information online.

Claire Oaten, headteacher at Greenfylde School in Ilminster, said: “Across the school and at home, there was a focus on how we get information from the internet and whether it can all be trusted.

"This reflected the national theme of ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world'.

“The school’s digital leaders even managed to be involved by taking the place of the teacher to lead the activities online for the children at home and in school.

“These included a virtual Interactive Question Wall, where children could share their understanding on online safety along with how they use the internet.

“Even though the children were apart the activities brought them together, enjoying the time to think about how we can use technology safely.”

To find out more about Safer Internet Day visit saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/