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Safer Internet Day Tuesday 7th February 2017

‘Be the Change, unite for a better internet’

Safer internet day is celebrated right around the world, it is a great opportunity to talk to family, friends, colleagues, children and Young People about using the internet safely. The internet is part of our everyday life now and Children start using it from a very young age, technology is great and the internet is a fantastic resource when used in the right way.

As part of the day, UK safer Internet Centre are  delivering a range of exciting activities, from a youth photo campaign and exhibitions, to our #giveasmile social media campaign, while over 1,000 organisations across the UK are getting involved in supporting the day, with schools and youth groups using our Education Packs and SID TV films to engage children, young people, parents and carers.

For more resources including education packs for different age groups – including lesson plans and resources please follow the link below:

www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017

Useful Resources

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) provides resources and guidance for parents and carers about how to keep children and young people safe online.

Parent Zone is an advice and information website about online safety produced in association with Vodafone who publish a Digital Parenting Magazine with helpful advice and links.

PACE – Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation – helps parents across the UK understand about sexual exploitation and how parents are the prime agents in helping their children exit exploitative relationships.

The Children’s Commissioner launched the Digital 5 A Day initiative in August, details can be accessed here

Digital citizenship – Young people’s rights on social media In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever that our young people are able to understand and feel in control of their online rights. But more often than not, they’re not even aware that they even have any.

The Children’s Commissioner for England, working with TES and Schillings International law firm, have produced three teaching packs to help young people become more empowered digital citizens. Relevant to citizenship and computing curriculums around the world, these packs include lesson ideas and simplified T&Cs for five major social media sites.

There are three packs available to download for free for 7-11 years, 11-14 years and 14-16 years, respectively

Video Resources for e-safety

Ask before you watch 5-7 year olds

The Bigger Picture aimed for 7-11 year

Selfie Shack – Safer internet day 2017

Your Image Your Future 14-18 year olds

Safer internet day 2017 – Parents and Carers