Play your part for a better internet!

Safer Internet Day 2016 – Tuesday 9th February

 The UK Safer Internet Centre are asking everyone to

‘Play your part for a better internet!’

reinforcing the message that we have a collective responsibility to make the internet a safer place for everyone.

On the day hundreds of organisations get involved, in a global celebration, to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The UK Safer Internet Centre website is well worth a visit as it is bursting with easy to deliver short activities, school assemblies, posters in packs according to who you are.

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016

The centre has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.

I like the SID TV section – a collection of short films about kindness and respect online. You will find under 11 and 11-18 sections.

The films also celebrate how the internet can be a fantastic platform to celebrate difference.

Many are made by children for children like clever animation ‘Jessica’s wish’.

As SID puts it, “These films are a great way to start a conversation, to encourage a discussion, to provide information about some very important issues and to inspire young people to play their part for a better internet. They are created with specific audiences in mind so some are relevant for Primary aged children and some are for young people in Secondary school.” 

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When I’m working with teachers and children in schools I use and promote the UK Safer Internet Centre resources. So it’s good to give their recent achievements a plug here. You can see them in this infographic from Sept 2014 to Sept 2015:

The centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It is co-funded by the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.

Be the change.

Julia

 

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