Today teachers and students celebrate Safer Internet Day in 90 countries worldwide, and across six of the world’s seven continents. This year the theme for the day is Online rights and responsibilities, when we will encourage users to ‘Connect with respect’.
Whether you like to use Facebook, share photos, upload movies, blog, game, play or network, follow a few basic rules to keep yourself safe whenever and wherever you go online. This includes when you connect with your computer, your tablet, your mobile phone, and your games console.
Online Safety Information for Children and Young People
- Be responsible online – do not hide behind your screen
Use good ‘netiquette’. This means that you should treat others on the web as you would want to be treated yourself. Don’t let yourself bully or harass someone or create a false identity.
- Do not circulate messages, pictures or other material that can be hurtful
When you share stories, pictures, movies or blogs posts online that normally means that you lose control over it. The information could be there forever and will be there for anyone to see. Read more…
- 26% of children report having a public social networking profile
- 12% of European 9-16 year olds say they have been bothered or upset by something on the Internet
- …however, 56% of parents whose child has received nasty or hurtful messages online are not aware of this
Today, in more than 70 countries worldwide, the ninth annual Safer Internet Day is being celebrated as part of a global drive to promote safer Internet usage for children and young people. This year’s campaign, “Discover the digital world together…safely” is focused on connecting generations and educating each other. Tech-savvy youngsters can teach older generations how to use new technologies, while parents and grandparents draw on their life experiences to advise younger generations on how to stay safe online. Read more…