Safer Internet Day 2017 - 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'
Safer Internet Day is being celebrated globally today, with over 1,000 organisations getting involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The day of activity is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, who call upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, businesses and policy makers alike to come together to create a better and safer internet and online community for everyone. Activity across the UK today includes a youth photo campaign and exhibition, online behaviour workshops in schools, and training sessions in job centres in London.
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 on their website here.
For helpful tips and ideas for how to keep your family safe and happy online, Ukie runs askaboutgames.com. Here you'll find loads of advice about online safety, parental controls, PEGI ratings, family-friendly games, as well as game reviews from our network of Family Gaming Advocates.
Check out askaboutgames advice pages, a resource for parents, carers and families alike, where you will find useful advice for how your family can enjoy technology together.
Last year Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents. They're hoping that 2017 will be even bigger and make sure families are getting the most out of the Internet in a safe and responsible way. Find out how you can get involved.