safer internet dayTuesday, February 7 - 2023
Safer Internet Day is a global event that brings together communities, families, schools and organisations from more than 180 countries to help create safer online spaces.
The world is more connected than ever before, making online safety awareness even more important. That’s why the 2023 campaign is encouraging everyone to Connect. Reflect. Protect:
• Connect safely and with purpose – by keeping apps and devices secure and using social media in positive ways.
• Reflect before we act – by taking a moment to consider how what we do and say online may affect others.
• Protect ourselves by taking action – by telling family, friends or colleagues about eSafetyand how we can help.
Check out eSafety young people for some useful information to help you stay safe online.
To coincide with Safer Internet Day, eSafety is running a free webinars providing parents and carers with the knowledge, skills and tools to support their children to have safe, positive online experiences.
This Term 1 webinar in 2023 offers tips about how to support young people to socialise, learn and have fun online safely. It explains how to access information, use technology safely and navigate new online platforms
It will cover:
- how to talk to young people about online risks on different social media platforms and games
- how to help young people develop skills to protect themselves when they are online
- where to go for help if things go wrong and how to access mental health support and information through eSafety.
The office of eSafety also have resources and advice for parents and carers to help children have safe experiences online