Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The UK Safer Internet Centre provides resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at saferinternetday.org.uk
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
What are the key online risks?
Contact: children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them
Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content can be available to children
Conduct: children may be at risk because of their own behaviour, for example, by sharing too much information
Commercialism: young people can be unaware of hidden costs and advertising in apps, games and websites
Parents and Carers
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following link helps.
Please click here for information on how you can play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online.
Play your part: help create a kinder internet for everyone. The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things.
Click here to find films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.