Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international
day promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology
and mobile phones throughout the world, it is celebrated in more
then 70 countries and across 6 continents. This year Safer Internet
Day 2012 will take place on Tuesday 7th February, join us on
Facebook and Twitter where we will be placing top tips throughout
the day to encourage you to stay safe. School Community Police
Officers across the force area are encouraging the safe use of the
internet to coincide with Safer Internet Day.
This is an annual event that is coordinated
nationally by Insafe the European Safer Internet
awareness-raising network which is co-funded by the European
Due to advances in technology, there are a
variety of ways we are now able to communicate with one another,
chatting online, IM – Instant Messaging, mobiles, chat rooms,
social networking, file sharing and gaming. However, we also need
to understand the potential risks involved when using online
technology and mobile phones and how we can minimise these
Did you know
- 26 per cent of children report having a public social
- 56 per cent of parents whose child has received nasty or
hurtful messages online are not aware of this.
- One in eight parents don’t seem to mediate their children’s
- 73 per cent of children say their peers have helped or
supported their internet use.
- Always tell a trusted adult
straight away if you are upset or worried about something that has
- Never put your address on
your social networking site.
- Never send a person a
picture without first checking with your parent or a guardian
- Use your Privacy
- Don’t arrange to meet up
with someone who you have met online.
- Never give out any personal
information about yourself. This includes your full name, address
Top Tips for Parents
- Be involved in your child’s
- Keep up-to-date with your
child’s development online.
- Set boundaries in the online
world just as you would in the real world.
- Know what connects to the
internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the
- Consider the use of parental
controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV,
laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones.
We have placed some downloadable information
in the box to the right of this page where you can print of and
share some safety tips and advice.
Further information on how to keep
your children safe online can be obtained via the
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website
- http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ .
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