Today is Safer Internet Day 2016, this year the day has the theme “Play your part for a better internet!”
SID2016 is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre as part of today hundreds of organisations are getting involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for both children and young people.
Here is some information about today taken from the Safer Internet Centre website:
“Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
“The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!”(Source: www.saferinternet.org.uk)
Locally, the Not in or Community Campaign is marking the day by using technology to hold an online link-up, that will help young people to protect themselves and friends online against sexual exploitation.
Not in or Community are working with secondary schools in Hull and the East Riding to hold their event, and this is the first of its kind. This event will take place from 11 am on Friday 18th March.
To find out more about the Not in our Community Campaign visit their website at www.notinourcommunity.org.