Safer Internet Day 2017 Be the change: unite for a bet...

Safer Internet Day 2017 Be the change: unite for a better internet

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Today, Tuesday 7 February 2017 is Safer Internet Day.  Did you know that globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries?

 

What’s it all about?

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.

This year for Safer Internet Day 2017, the UK Safer Internet Centre is showcasing the power of image in digital youth culture today.

Image and video sharing are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity, but there can be pressures, risks and potential negative consequences.

We need to ensure children have the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely and creatively.

This Safer Internet Day aims to empower children to have a positive time online and inspire everyone to ‘Be the change’ and use the positive power of image to help create a better internet.

 

How can I get involved?

  1. Get involved in the Safer Internet Day social media campaign by tweeting using the hashtag #SID2017.
  2. Download the emoji template, fill in your own positive message and share it on social media #giveasmile
  3. Post a smiley emoji on social media to show your support.
  4. Explore the Youth Photo Campaign – Power of Image gallery. A collection of images created by young people across the UK to explore the power and influence of images in their lives.
  5. Have a go at the Safer Internet Day quiz to find out how much you know about sharing images.

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Be the change: unite for a better internet.


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