Safer Internet Day 2017 is being celebrated globally, on Tuesday 7th February, with the theme:
About Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2017 is being celebrated globally, on Tuesday 7th February, with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
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.
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.saferinternetday.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 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 safer online 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.
As a result of our collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents!
Our top 3 tips for how to stay safe when posting images online are:
1. Remember that once your pictures are online there is no going back! They can still be shared even if you delete the original and have good privacy settings!
2. Never post images that have personal details on them!
3. Make sure everyone pictured in the image has given you permission to share it.
Year 6 have explored how photos shared online can potentially stay there forever and may reach a wider audience than they intended.
They have looked at how a photo can create an impression of their character and personality (known as an online reputation).
Within their classes they came up with 3 top tips to consider before you share an image such as 'Think about who may share this photo once you have sent it to someone.'
By the end of the lesson Year 6 children had:
Understood the ways in which images online can potentially stay there forever.
Identifed images that create either a positive or negative impression.
Thought about images of themselves that create a positive first impression.