Police Scotland are supporting Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February 2019, the aim of the day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, this annual campaigns sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, live, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.
The campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces. We want SID 2019 to empower young people to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.
To help schools, youth groups, run activities for Safer Internet Day, Safer Internet Centre have created Education Packs. These are tailored for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s, parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators and can be downloaded here.
So please get involved and make this year’s campaign even bigger than last years. For further information/guidance please visit the Safer Internet website.