This year’s Safer Internet Day was celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
Safer Internet Day inspires a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
This year’s theme focuses on the theme of respect and relationships in online gaming, celebrating young people’s role in creating a safer internet and the ways they are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of.
These resources encourage young people to explore reliability online, giving them the tools and skills to help spot fact from fiction online:
- Educational Resources: Free to download and view, the resources are written by educational experts and can be used by parents and carers – Educational Resources – UK Safer Internet Centre
- Safer Internet Day Films: To accompany the resources, there is also a range of short films for 5-11s, 11-14s, parents and carers, as well as a campaign film outlining the theme of the Day – Films – UK Safer Internet Centre
- Top Tips for all ages: These pages include top tips about staying safe online as well as the ways young people can express their identity online. The advice pages for young people are split into age appropriate sections for ages 3-18, with specific tips for parents and carers here – Advice for parents and carers – UK Safer Internet Centre
- The Safer Internet Day Quiz: Test your knowledge of what to trust online with our quiz – take part at www.saferinternet.org.uk/quiz
Parents/carers can find even more information here: Parents and Carers – UK Safer Internet Centre