Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.
The strapline for this year's campaign is “Let’s create a better internet together”
Attached at the bottom of this page is a very useful and informative document for parents and teachers of all aged children giving advice about the top 11 sites and apps that today's children and teens are currently accessing. The document is written by Kelly Schryver (Senior Content Specialist at Common Sense Media) and she talks about the use of social networking sites by teenagers, but the use of some sites by younger children is becoming more common ... teachers and parents of all aged children need to be mindful of their use of social media.
How safe is YOUR child? Are you really aware of what they are doing on their phones/tablets/laptops?
Do you know your child's passwords and do you regularly check that your child is safe and have conversations with them about their online safety?
Please take the time to read Kelly Schryver's document to help you understand the various things that are available for and in use by our children today.