Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 6th February with the theme “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you”.
Co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK. It promotes the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Safer Internet Day encourages everyone to join in and play their part. There are many ways to do this:
Children and young people can help to create a better internet by being kind and respectful to others online, by protecting reputations (and those of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online.
Parents and carers play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and positively, or by acting as digital role models.
Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and seeing out opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.
Find resources and tools to get involved for children, schools and families at http://www.saferinternetday.org.uk and borrow books from libraries on the topic.