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Safer Internet Day 2017 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet’.
Coordinated in the UK every February 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.This year’s theme is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. This theme has been chosen as an empowering message to all internet users and young people to use the internet positively and safely, with consideration and respect for others.The sub-theme for the UK is ‘The Power of Image’, focusing on the ways that we use images and videos online to communicate and share messages, to entertain and to learn.Images can empower young people to build their online reputation, to spread positivity and to communicate respectively. However, what they see online has the potential to negatively affect young people; this presentation explores some of those risks and aims to provide practical advice on how you can support your child to be safe and positive online.
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 31 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. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!
Visit the 'Parent/Carer Resources' page on the UK Safer Internet Centre website to see what kind of activities are available to get involved in during Safer Internet Day and to access free resources to use with your children. Some of these resources are available to download at the bottom of this page.Visit our Parent E-Safety Guides page to access free factsheets, videos and information to download on how to keep your children safe online, especially when using social media platforms.