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Safer Internet Day February 2022 – Everything you need to know

February 10th, 2022 by admin in ilicomm News Comments Off on Safer Internet Day February 2022 – Everything you need to know
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Happy Safer Internet Day! Coming this Tuesday 8th February 2022

Yes, you may be thinking about what marks the importance of this day and how it could relate to you. Grab a coffee break and spare 5 minutes to understand more about Safer Internet Day (SID) and how you can play your part in this landmark event in the online safety calendar.

The Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally every February in approximately 170 countries to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology by children and young people. Everything from Cyberbullying to social networking and digital identity. Each year, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns. 

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Coordinated in the UK by UK Safer Internet Centre,

The theme for 2022 is

All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

From gaming and chat to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is while gaming and creating content or interacting with their friends and peers. Using tailored learning materials, tips and resources for all ages as well as for educators and families, Safer Internet Day challenges everyone to play their part in fostering supportive relationships and respectful communities online.

So, whether you are a young person, a parent, grandparent or carer, a teacher or an educator, a policymaker, or whether you represent an organisation or industry, everyone has a role to play in creating and maintaining a better online world.

More about this year’s theme can be found here:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2022

 

Resources & Hot Topics….this way

There is a huge amount of information that can be found on the UK Safer Internet Centre website, so be sure to head over and discover the online issues, training events, guides and more on this year’s theme.

Before you do, make sure you read some of the current hot topics that we’ve pulled together that may be relevant to you.

GAMING

Staying safe while playing games online.


Did you know….

74% of young people say online gaming can teach important skills like concentration and teamwork.

Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. Annual research conducted by OFCOM shows that gaming is still one of the top activities enjoyed online by 5–16-year-olds, with many of them gaming on mobile phones, games consoles, tablets or computers. To coincide with this year’s theme, we thought it would be appropriate to include some resources around gaming. 

Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions
Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions

SOCIAL MEDIA

Staying safe online when using social media


Did you know….

  • 18% of children aged between 8 and 11 have a social media profile in the UK.
  • 87% of children aged 12-15 have a social media profile in the UK.
  • 95% of 16 to 24-year olds have a social media profile, making them the biggest users of social networking sites in Britain.

A must-read…here are some best practices for parents and carers with extremely useful checklists for the most popular social apps, including Snapchat, WhatsApp, TikTok and more!

PARENTAL CONTROLS

Protecting young people from inappropriate content

Parental controls are designed to help protect children from inappropriate content online, such as pornography, age-restricted apps, or other adult content. These controls can be used in various ways, for example, to help ensure that children access only age-appropriate content, to set usage times, to monitor activity, or to help prevent in-app purchases.

 Explain the limitations, check settings regularly and establish some rules. Find out more key tips on parents controls over on the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions
Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions

More resources tailored just for you!

Whether you are a grandparent wanting to know more about TikTok or a parent engaged in remote learning safely, use these links to find out more on how you can make the internet a safer place.

Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions

Young People Online Advice

Resources, top tips and advice for young people to help them manage their online lives.

Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions

Parents, Grandparents & Carers

Advice and top tips on the devices young people are using and the issues they may face.

Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions

Teachers & School Staff

Advice to help teachers and school staff embed online safety across the curriculum.

Safer Internet Day February 2022 - Everything you need to know ilicomm Technology Solutions

Remote Learning Online Safety

Free resources to help support your students to engage in remote learning safely.

REGISTER AS A SAFE INTERNET SUPPORTER

8th February 2022

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