On Tuesday 7th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2023.
Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on children and young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to help to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.
We would be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, the UK Safer Internet Centre have created some free activities and information for parents and carers which are available at:
Whether you have 5 minutes to start a conversation or hours to spare, there are top tips, quizzes and films which you can use at home with your child.
There is also an Online Safety Webinar for Parents of Primary-Aged Children on: Thursday February 9th at 1900hrs
Please find the access link below:
If the link doesn’t work for you, then you can copy and paste it into Google.
Viewing is through YouTube so no login is required. You simply need to click the link (shared above) on Thursday evening at 7pm.
There are also lots of other FREE resources available:
Online safety advice webinar for parents:
For children/students with a high technical ability and on the cusp of cyber criminality or vulnerable to being exploited, seek advice from the Cyber Choices Programme, co-ordinated by the National Crime Agency. Email Cyberchoices@leics.police.uk for advice or referrals. For example if a child/young adult is at risk of or has committed offences using a computer or computer networks, for example; an online account has been accessed without permission, an area with a computer network has been accessed or altered without permission or the creation use and/or spread of any viruses/other malware or any hacking types or tools:
National Cyber Security Centre:
The NSPCC is offering support sessions with children/students on increasing safe online behaviours:
A reminder about the gov.uk guidance on harmful online challenges and online hoaxes document:
Useful info on social media influencers: