Safer Internet Day – February 7

The diocese’s safeguarding support officer, Liz Tibbatts, is urging to people to follow Safer Internet Day tips.

Safer Internet Day 2017 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday, February 7, 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 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.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day thousands of people unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe.

  • How safe are you online? – take the ‘safer internet’ quiz and find out

  • Supporting young people online – information and advice for Parents and Carers…..

  • Its not just children and young people – Webwise share their top ten tips for adults, to staying safer online ….

Liz said, “The aim of Safer Internet Day is to bring together hundreds of different organisations and highlight the importance of safe internet use by everyone concerned including children, adults/parents, industry and government.

“I would encourage everyone who makes use of the internet to take a look at the information supplied as it is up to date, common sense advice for us all, ensuring that the internet is used as a positive tool and not in a damaging manner.”