Safer Internet Day 2021: Tuesday 9th February 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021 celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction.
The campaign focuses on how we can decide what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world for the better. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
The day will also look at the emotional impact navigating a misleading online world can have on young people and why it is important to create a supportive, critical and questioning culture online that encourages debate and discussion. We want to give young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.
Safer Internet Day 2021 is being celebrated around the world on Tuesday 9th February 2021. The global theme is ‘together for a better internet’ and this year in the UK we are putting the focus on how young people can tell fact from fiction, and work together to create an internet we trust.
In today’s electronic world it is important that our children learn to work and play online safely.
We have developed a comprehensive selection of policies, including ones for our children that shape how we work online. You can view the polices and guidance by clicking the links below:
- Supporting young people on-line
- Online-safety guide for parents
- Social media guidance
- How to protect your children on their smartphone
The NSPCC has great advice on social media
Guide for Parents and Carers
CEOP – Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre has some great information about what it takes to be a better ‘online’ parent. The content is light hearted and realistic and offers advice on how to talk to your child about technology.
When should I report to CEOP?
We have identified the following websites which give guidance and support on issues related to bullying and internet safety:
Anti-Bullying Alliance - a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying
BBC WebWise - films and resources on staying safe online.
CBBC Stay Safe - advice for children on online safety.
Child Protection Company: eSafety Course for Parents - by taking the Parent eSafety course, you can work with your child to keep them safe on the internet and learn more about eSafety yourself as a parent.
Childline - get help and advice about a wide range of issues
Childnet International - for primary children.
Childnet International - for teachers and professionals.
Facebook Privacy Settings - a useful guide.
Internet Matters - a guide to help you through the many issues children can experience when using the internet.
Internet Watch Foundation - the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content.
KidSMART - lots of resources aimed at children.
Parent Info: Digital resilience - a parent's guide
Parent Info: Snapchat - a parent's guide
Parent Info: how to tell if your child is addicted to tech - a parent's guide
Parent Info: Pokemon Go - a parent's guide
Parentline Plus - advice on all aspects of family life
Report Online Terrorist Material (gov.uk) - report illegal terrorist information, pictures or videos you've found on the internet. Your report will be treated anonymously.
See It Report It - this website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.
Southwest Grid for Learning Staying Safe Resource - online safety guidence
Surf Swell Island (Disney) - Surf Swell island provides you with lots of adventures in internet safety so that you can collect jewels to take to treasure palace – are you brave enough to take the challenge?
ThinkUKnow - learning resource for children.
Transl8it - type in SMS, text message, emoticon, smiley, slang, chat room net lingo or abbreviations and let transL8it! convert it to plain english to understand
UK Safer Internet Centre: Parental Controls - how to set up parental controls offered by your home ISP.