Today is Safer Internet Day 2018, designed to raise awareness of potential issues and keep us safe online.
Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place today, Tuesday 6th February, with the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the campaign is promoting the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The campaign’s website contains tips, advice and resources to help young people and their families enjoy technology and the internet together.
– Under 11s – Five top tips around staying safe online, what to do if you see something that upsets you, how to be a good friend, saying sorry and taking a step back.
– 11-18 year olds – Five top tips exploring digital empathy and creating meaningful connections online, managing your digital footprint, thinking critically about what and who you can trust online and being in control of your online activity.
– Parents and carers – Advice and guidance on how to support children and young people online.
– Teacher and school staff – Find out more about teaching resources, curriculum planning and online safety training sessions to make sure children are children are learning about how to stay safe online.
Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, said:
“If you’re worried about internet safety or would like to learn more about how to keep your children safe online, make sure to take a look at the campaign’s resources – there’s a wealth of information available to inspire the safe and positive use of technology.”
Find out more about how you can get involved in Safer Internet Day making the internet a better place this #SID2018