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Online Security, Tech News, Tips & How-to's 10th February 2014 1755

Safer Internet Day 2014 – Let’s create a better internet together

Tomorrow (11th February) is Safer Internet Day. This is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. The theme this year is ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. The official website is here http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2014 Young people in an education session

Various activities are held across the UK by various Safer Internet Day supporters and last year they reached 10% of the UK population!

Top Tips for Safer Internet Day

  • Talk to your child about their favourite websites. Starting a conversation on a positive foot can lead nicely into a chat about online safety.
  • If your child loves to use social networking sites, teach them about protecting their personal information by thinking about what they are sharing and who they are sharing it with. Show them how to use privacy settings, and how to block and report – and advise them to only accept friend requests from people they know in real life.
  • Remind your child that showing respect for others online is just as important as showing it offline. Encourage them to think before they post and encourage them to show positive behaviour online.
  • There are lots of ways you can advise your child about cyberbullying, if they are worried remind them to save the evidence and to always tell an adult they trust if something upsets them online.
  • There are ways in which you can help to prevent your child from seeing inappropriate content online. Have you considered parental controls and filtering in your home and also on your children’s portable internet enabled devices? There's advice on this here, but if you want more indepth help why not give your local PC PAL Engineer a call?

Online Resources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe

BBC's Tracey Beaker - You Choose

Thinkuknow - advice from CEOP

CBBC Newsround Special 'Caught In The Web'

Horrible Histories films - Staying safe online

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