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Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day 2021.

This year, as we are learning at home and engaging in online learning, it is more important than ever to be aware of Online Safety.


Webwise.ie explains:


The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. The aim of the day is a call on young people, parents, teachers, schools, government, businesses to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Safer Internet Day is a day to promote safe and responsible use of the internet, a day for us to consider how all the different ways we use the internet and how we can make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.


This week, think about how we get together at home for a better internet.

Who uses the internet at home?

How often and for how long are you online each day?

What websites/ apps do you use the most?

Where are you when you use your device?

Why is Internet Safety important for you and your family?


Design:

Make a poster to show 4 - 5 safety rules you follow at home.

For example:

* Keep your passwords safe

* Make sure you have a Chat Buddy

* Remember to monitor your screen time and make sure to spend more time OFFline (5: 1 rule from our posters in school).


Read the lyrics/ listen to the 'Rules of the Internet' song below for more reminders.


Younger pupils could draw a picture of how they make sure they are safe using their devices online.


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Why not send your Internet Safety Rules posters or pictures to your teacher on Seesaw


Below, find the lyrics to the Rules of the Internet Song and a link to a recording of the song, too.







Below are some of the webwise.ie resources for use in primary school.

HTML Heroes is suitable for 3rd and 4th class pupils:


My Selfie and the Wider World is suitable for pupils of 5th and 6th class:


In the resources above, there are puzzles, quizzes and videos.



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St. Brigid was born a long, long time ago. About 1500 years ago, in 452!


Brigid grew up in Faughert, Dundalk.

Her mother was called Broicseach and her father was called Dubhthach. He was a wealthy man.


Brigid worked on her father's farm when she was young, and loved animals and the outdoors.

Brigid decided that she would become a nun and she set up a convent in Kildare.

Kildare means the Church of the Oak.


Many more women joined the convent as nuns. Following this, children were taught there, and sick people were looked after.


Brigid cared for the poor and the sick. We sing about this each year in our song from Grow in Love called 'We Sing a Song to Brigid.'


Brigid founded three more convents before she died in 524. She is one of the most well-known and most loved Irish saints.


There are many legends about Brigid, for example, how she used her cloak to secure land for her convent at Cill Dara. She asked the King of Leinster for some land, and he told her that she could have as much land as her cloak would cover.

Brigid laid her cloak on the ground and it grew and grew in size!



To commemorate St Brigid, people make crosses from rushes. We have often made them in school.


You can make one at home using lollipop sticks and wool, or draw one.




People place the cross in their home or in a space they would like protected.

It is said that the first cross in this style was made by Brigid when she visited a dying man. She was teaching him about God, and made the cross there to demonstrate Jesus's story.


Brigid is the patron saint of cattle and dairy work.

We look forward to seeing signs of Spring now that February is here!





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Today's theme is Communities of Hope


Jesus's stories and parables tell us to have hope and to be kind to one another.

God's love will be there for us, even if we turn away.

The parable of the Lost Sheep has that message for us.


Watch the story of The Lost Sheep Here





This is the end of Catholic Schools Week.

Why not celebrate the week by singing This Little Light of Mine?!




Activity: Write a list of things that you are grateful for today.

Thank God for these things/people.

Decorate the page.


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