Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2018 takes place on Tuesday 6 February 2018. The theme for this year is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you’ which will bring people together across the world to celebrate the positive power of the internet.

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.

Our parent’s newsletter Safety Rocks looks at online safety this term, with a focus on fake news and encouraging you to complete a family online safety agreement.

The Safer Internet Centre have a range of resources on their website, with advice and tips for creating a better internet for under 11s, 11-18 year olds, and parents and carers. Why not use their conversation starters to have a discussion about staying safe on the internet, or ask a child to tell you about their favourite apps.

Useful links:

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children
  • Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone which provides information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. This ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’. Resources are also available for schools to promote.
  • Internet Matters full of advice for parents with children of all ages.
  • Parenting in the Digital Age to help parents apply their parenting skills to the online world
  • Net Aware from the NSPCC and O2 is a guide produced with children & parents to the Social Networks children use today: www.net-aware.org.uk.

Training: 

Safeguarding in a Digital Age – A Practical Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online

Tuesday 20 February 2018: full day

This course is run in association with Safety Net and will equip you with information and practical guidance to help safeguard children and young people in the digital age. It will help you better understand how they communicate on the internet and through apps, looking at how offenders may exploit this. It will consider what steps parents/carers can take to prevent  online abuse and exploitation, as well as looking at different sources of support for information and advice

Book your place here