Safer Internet Day Tuesday 07 February 2017
Dear Parents and Carers
February 7th 2017 is Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Insafe network and is celebrated every year across Europe, and in other countries worldwide.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternetday.org.uk), and this year’s theme is “Be the change: Unite for a better internet.”
Online communication is now an integral part of everyday life for many people. It is a world of fun, communication, information, and knowledge. The online world can be one with which many parents and carers are not confident. We hope the top tips below are helpful to support how to help your children stay safe online and just as in real life; there are basic things you can help them understand.
Online safety is now being taught as part of the curriculum and there is help for parents and carers too.
Top tips include:
- Teach your children never to give out any personal and private information to people that they do not know online
- Ask your children to show you the programs they use online such as Facebook, Twitter or MSN
- Never let anyone use your password and never use anyone else’s password to access a PC or the Internet
Keep up to date with Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) on Facebook and YouTube for the latest information, videos and chat about how to stay safe online.
ThinkUKnow https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ is a great place to learn more about how to help you, and your family stay safer online. The team at ThinkUKnow offer great advice and resources for young people as well.
Safety advice sites & family safety software: