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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6th February with the theme 'Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you'.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. 

Coordinated in the UK 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.

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 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.  Get invovled to play your part!

Safer Internet Day Tips for Under 11s

A better internet starts with you...  

1. It starts with staying safe online                                                            Keep your personal information safe and check with an adult before you share anything online.  Personal information includes your email address, phone number and passwords.                                                                                         

Never agree to meet up with someone you only know online.  No matter how friendly they might seem or how well you think you know them, they are still a stranger.  Always tell a trusted adult if someone online asks to meet up.

2. It starts with being a good friend                                                      Remember that behind every screen is a real person.  Being kind and positive online is just as important as being kind and positive fact-to-face.

3. It starts with saying sorry                                                                  Even when we're trying really hard to be a good friend online, things can still go wrong.  If you ever upset someone online, even if it wasn't on purpose, then saying sorry is a really powerful and positive action to take.

4. It starts with taking a step back                                                              Being online is great - there are so many fun and exciting things to do!  But being connected all the time can get a little stressful.  If being online is making you feel worried, upset or confused, it's always worth taking a step back and having a break from your online activities. 

5. It starts with asking for help                                                                    It's ok to feel worried or upset by something you see online - just make sure you speak to someone about it!  Always tell an adult you trust if you see anything that worries you online

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