As the title says, “Safer Internet Day is February 6th, 2018”

Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you

Safer Internet Day is international education and awareness-raising effort that aims to not only create a safer internet where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. In the US, the Safer Internet Day project is hosted by ConnectSafely.org. The international home page is at https://www.saferinternetday.org/web/sid/home. The theme of the day is, as shown above, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. Everyone is encouraged to join the global movement to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together. A big part of this year’s event will be a Live Stream presentation from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST). For more information about the live stream, visit the page at http://saferinternetday.us/livestream/.

The international site has a resource page that offers several different types of resources that can be used by teachers and parents to help their students learn about using the Internet in safe ways. You can search the resources by age, and by language. The image below shows a small clipping of a search which returned a web page about tips for using live streaming. One of the items was an infographic that is partially shown here.

Sources: search page link – https://www.saferinternetday.org/web/sid/resources/gallery – and resource page link – https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/over-1-10-young-people-have-%E2%80%98gone-live%E2%80%99.

After exploring some of the resources on the Safer Internet site, I took a look at the Connect Safely site , and found that they also had some great resources. There were too many for me to mention here but I may write about them in a future post. A few that I found to be very useful were:

  1. their Educator Guides (http://www.connectsafely.org/educatorguides/),
  2. their guides for Parents (http://www.connectsafely.org/guides-3/),
  3. their Media library (http://www.connectsafely.org/media-library/), and
  4. their Video library (http://www.connectsafely.org/video-library/).

Enjoy exploring these resources and raise the awareness at your school.

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