Talk to your child about online safety this Safer Internet Day.
How parents can get involved in Safer Internet Day:
Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to reflect as a family on how you can use the internet and technology safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!
This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.
Last year 45% of young people across the UK heard about Safer Internet Day, and as a result of the day 74% of parents and carers across the UK said they talked to their child about using the internet safely. We want Safer Internet Day to have an even bigger impact this year, and we need your help to do this! To help you to get involved in the day we have created a range of activities, top tips and more!
Safer Internet Day top tips
Our top tips for parents and carers give advice and guidance on how to support children and young people online.
These tips are a great way to ensure that parents and carers are supporting their children and giving them the tools to stay safe and positive online. They highlight ways to have a conversation, take a balanced approach and to make use of the tools available.
The Parents and Carers Activity Pack
This pack has been created to support your family in having conversations and taking part in activities which will have a positive impact on your online experiences. In the pack you will find: conversation starters, a family internet safety plan, fun family activities, ways to get involved in Safer Internet Day and more!
Watch our Safer Internet Day Videos
In our SID TV film for parents and carers we put young people and their parents head-to-head in a game show and asked them questions about consent online. We wanted to find out if parents and their children have the same or differing opinions on a range of online consent topics.
We have also released a new video for parents and carers where young people look at how it makes them feel when something is posted without their consent. The young people talk about the reasons parents may share content online, and how they handle issues around consent online.
Keep up to date with the latest news
To keep up to date with the latest Safer Internet Day news you can:
- Follow @UK_SIC on Twitter
- Like the UK Safer Internet Centre on Facebook
- Follow @UK_SIC on Instagram
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Join the UK wide conversation with the #SaferInternetDay2019 hashtag