Pupils and staff of Balivanich School

At 11am on Tuesday 7th February 2017, which was Worldwide Safer Internet Day, e-Sgoil connected to 21 classrooms across various schools in the Western Isles.

The event was opened by Mr Angus MacLennan, Head Teacher, who welcomed everybody to e-Sgoil.

Mr Bernard Chisholm, Director of Education at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, then addressed all present on internet safety as part of Safer Internet Day 2017.

Two Schools – Balivanich and Iochdar gave presentations.

The Child Sexual Exploitation Group (CSE) which is a sub group of the Outer Hebrides Child Protection Committee, launched the Project 360° Safe, which is open to all schools, to be creative in promoting e-Safety within their school and the wider community.

The CSE group was delighted with the response from schools and look forward to working with them in the promotion of e-Safety across the Western Isles.

The Safer Internet Day 2017 theme was “BE THE CHANGE, UNITE FOR A BETTER INTERNET”.