Safer Internet Day is a day to celebrate how children and adults can learn from each other when they meet online in social media networks and systems and through use of digital devices (cell phones, Instant messaging etc.).
In honour of the day’s theme, Tuesday 7 February has been nominated for Safer Internet Day 2015.
The theme for the day is ‘Lets Create a better internet together’ Cyber C3 will provide engaging, informative and fun resources to facilitate discussion across the generations about engaging each other online.
Safer Internet day encourages schools and libraries to:
Cyber C3 key messages for schools, libraries and families this Safer Internet Day is:
Safer Internet day encourages families to:
Talk about online safety – “You don’t know what you don’t know.”
Kids and teens have never known a world without the internet, while parents and grandparents are often struggling to keep pace with ever changing technologies.
One of the most important things that families can do to understand the online environment is talk to each other about how they interact online.
Note: always protect your personal information online just as you would in the physical world.
Never give out your passwords or personal details, and ensure that you have virus software installed on your computer
Knowledge is power! Understanding your digital environment is the first step to ensuring a safe and fruitful experience online.
Parents – It’s time to learn new skills!
The internet is becoming a more familiar entity for parents, but there are still plenty of parents who do not really understand the concept or the content of the World Wide Web.
While some parents may be confused by YouTube, Facebook or a meme, a six-year-old might know how to navigate the net with speed and precision.
Therefore, it is important for parents to have some familiarity with internet safety so that they can teach good online behaviour and know how to monitor their children & grandchildren so as to ensure their online protection.
It’s not as scary as you might think! The same principles apply online as they do in everyday life; don’t talk to strangers, be kind and protect your personal information.
Technology doesn’t have to be hard; in fact, once you have a go at it, you will be sure to find something that you will find enjoyable or help make your life easier.
As a parent or grandparent, you can play an important role in helping your children have safe and positive experiences online. By becoming aware of how children and young people use the internet, some of the risks they face and the strategies available to manage these risks, you can help guide your children to enjoy the best of the online world. For more information and to increase your knowledge, click the parents tab to learn more about:
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