Safer Internet Day 2018
Internet Day is celebrated on Tuesday 6th February. It aims to not
only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is
empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and
By celebrating the positive power of the
internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you”
encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the
most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.
Safer Internet Day 2018 encourages everyone
to join and play their part. There are many ways to do this:
· Children and young people can help to create a better internet by being kind and
respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations (and those
of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and
· Parents and carers
play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology
responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring
an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and
positively, or by acting as digital role models. As a parent monitor the games
and websites that your child is playing/accessing. Ensure that it is age
· Teachers can help to create a better internet by equipping
their pupils and students with digital literacy skills and by developing their
critical thinking skills, which will allow them to better navigate the online
world. They can empower them to create their own content, make positive choices
online and can set a personal example of online behaviour for their pupils and
· Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference
online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and
seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to
the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.
Tower IPS invites everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across
the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 and, indeed, throughout the whole year. A better internet starts with you!
out more about the global campaign for Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.
online safety resources can be found at www.childnet.com