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Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day takes place on 9th February 2021 and will be celebrated in the UK with the theme: 

An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre ,  the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet. 

We have listed a range of tips and links below with some suggestions on how to get you started and help you to stay safe and positive online. 

As well as resources from the Safer Internet Centre, we have also included links to other resources from organisations such as ThinkUKnow and Childnet.   

 

Resources for parents and carers

Safer Internet Day Resources

Parent/Carer Pack  You can use these resources to talk to your child about online safety this Safer Internet Day. This pack includes activities, conversation starters and information to help parents and carers talk to their children about how to navigate the issue of reliability of information online in a safe, responsible and engaging way.

Other Online Safety Resources 

  • Parents guide to technology (external link) Find out about various popular devices such as smartphones, gaming and tablets. 
  • Parental Controls (external link) - Find out about the different parental controls offered by internet providers.
  • Safety tools on social networks (external link)- Find out about safety features that can help you manage access to age-inappropriate content, report concerns or protect privacy.
  • Parents and carers - Childnet (external link)- Advice on parental controls, conversation starters, where to go if you have concerns. 

ThinkUKnow

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Specific Resources 

Ambitious about Autism

Online safety | Ambitious about Autism - Information for parents on how to keep children with autism safe online, you can also download an easy read guide to help you talk to your child. 

Think U Know

Josh and Sue (external link) - Designed for young people with mild/moderate learning difficulties, this animation focuses on staying safe online.

Josh and Sue (2) (external link) - Designed for young people with moderate/severe learning difficulties, this animation focuses on staying safe online. 

Childnet 

Supporting young people with SEND online - Childnet - understand the risks of online activity, ensure that you know what to look out for, and provide practical ways in which you can help your child to enjoy their time online.

Resources for children and young people

UK Safer Internet Centre
Childnet

Digiduck Stories (external link) -Engaging online safety stories for young children aged 3-7

Childline

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Specific Resources 

ThinkuKnow 
  • Josh and Sue (external link)- Designed for young people with mild/moderate learning difficulties, this animation focuses on staying safe online.
  • Josh and Sue (2) (external link)- Designed for young people with moderate/severe learning difficulties, this animation focuses on staying safe online. 

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