Safer Internet Day 2019
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together and help to create a better internet.
The internet is a wonderful and exciting place, full of fun, friends and information. But if used incorrectly the internet can also be a scary place where bullying, or worse, can happen.
All children from Nursery onwards have access to computers and programs on the internet in school. We use monitoring and blocking software to protect our children from things they find uncomfortable and we talk to them about how to use computers and the internet safely, but at home you may not be sure how to handle things.
Here are some links to websites with really good advice for parents of children of all ages.
Cyber Bullying and Online Harassment.
Cyber Bullying and online harassment can be extremely distressing. They can be even be classed as criminal offences in some cases.
However, there are plenty of organisations you can turn to for help, including charities, social media service providers, and the police.
Please find the documents below that provide an overview of what online bullying is, how you can avoid it and where to go for advice:
Remember too, that our Purple Mash portal is an safe, online environment where your child can research and play using the same programme used in school.
If you're worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online please let CEOP know by clicking the link below.