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.

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.” 


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.


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