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E-Safety Advice for Children, Parents and Carers

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2016 IS ON 7TH FEB

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Safer Internet Day 2015

Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 10th February with the slogan
Let’s create a better internet together’.

Coordinated in the UK by the  UK Safer Internet Centre  the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. For SID2014, over 650 organisations got involved, reaching 25% of children and 18% of teenagers.

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South
West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.
 

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
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 saferonline community. It calls upon young
people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers,
and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is
up to us!
 

#up2us #SID2015
 

UK Safer Internet Centre
In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day, theUK Safer Internet
Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promotethe safe and
responsible use of technology:
 

•  founded and operates an e-safety helplinefor professionals working with children in the UK
•  operates the UK’s hotline for reportingonline criminal content
•  develops new educational resourcesfor children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the
   fast-changing online environment
•  delivers education sessionsfor children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce
•  shapes policyat school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth
   panels to give young people a voice on these issues

Parents and Carers

Please download and look at the following document on E-Safety advice for Parents and Carers. It contains some useful information and guidance about

 

  • Social Networking (Facebook etc) and Instant Messenger 
  • Instant Messenger and Text Acronyms and Abbreviations 
  • Online Gaming and Games Consoles       
  • Grooming            
  • Cyber Bullying  
  • Computer and Online Security  
  • Identity Theft           
  • Mobile Phones
  • Acceptable Internet Use at Home
Please watch the video below "The Anti-social network". This was created by Year 5 Children at Eastlands Primary School to highlight the issue of Cyberbullying. It was reecently submitted into the "One to watch" category in 2013's National Youth Film Festival.

The Anti social network

A film produced by jam-av in partnership with Eastlands Primary School to highlight the effects and possible consequences of bullying and cyber bullying. http://www.jam-av.com

Warwickshires guidance on Surfing the Internet Safely

Games and Links for Children (and Parents!)