Internet Safety Day
Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 5th February 2019
What is Safer Internet Day?
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year in over a hundred countries to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. 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.
Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to reflect as a family about how you can use the internet and technology safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!
What messages are covered this Safer Internet Day?
This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. This pack has been created to support your family in having conversations and taking part in activities which will have a positive impact on your online experiences.
More information about Safer Internet Day and activities taking place across the UK to mark the day can be found at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.
For more information and advice on helping young people to stay safe online, please visit www.saferinternet.org.uk/parents-and-carers.