Today we are celebrating a global Safer Internet Day 2016 with the slogan ‘Play your part 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 – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved on the Safer Internet website.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
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!
UK Safer Internet Centre In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:
- founded and operates an e-safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK
- operates the UK’s hotline for reporting online criminal content
- develops new educational resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
- delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce
- shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels to give young people a voice on these issues.
- Never give out your password to anybody
- Make sure you know where you are entering your password
- Use a different password for every site
- Use a password manager
- Do not post any personal information online (your address, email or mobile number)
- Never accept people you do not know as friends online
- Always think before posting pictures or videos of yourself
- Think carefully about what you say before you post it online
- Never open email attachments or click links sent from strangers
- Never agree to meet someone in person that you have only met online
- Respect other people’s views and do not be rude
- If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable,unsafe or worried, leave the website and share your concerns with an adult.
If you have any questions or if you would like more information about staying safe online, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.