UK Safer Internet Day 2023

By Luke Rogers


UK Safer Internet Day is an annual event to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people. 

Why is UK Safer Internet Day important?

The internet has become a fundamental part of our daily lives, but with its many benefits come some significant risks, particularly for children and young people. The increasing use of social media, online gaming, and the ease of access to potentially harmful content mean that educating young people about staying safe online is more important than ever. 

UK Safer Internet Day raises awareness of these issues. It allows schools, teachers, and parents to discuss online safety with children and young people.

What can you do to ensure children stay safe online:

  1. 1. Educate students: Teach students about online safety and encourage them to make responsible choices when using the internet.
  2. 2. Set clear rules: Establish clear guidelines and consequences for inappropriate online behaviour.
  3. 3. Stay informed: Keep up to date with the latest online trends and technologies to ensure you are equipped to deal with any potential online safety issues.
  4. 4. Promote positive online behaviour: Encourage students to use the internet positively and responsibly, for example, by participating in online campaigns promoting safe and responsible internet use.
  5. 5. Be vigilant: Be aware of the potential dangers of the internet and monitor students' online activity to identify any potential issues.

UK Safer Internet Day is an important event that raises awareness of the potential risks of the internet. It promotes online safety among children and young people. Teachers and school staff play a vital role in ensuring students stay safe online. By following these simple steps, you can help make the internet a safer place for everyone.

Head to the link below to access a wide range of guides and resources from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Let's work together to make the internet a safer place for all.

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