So today is the 7th of February which also means it is the Safer Internet Day!

For those of you who do not know, Safer Internet Day is a day that aims to raise awareness on internet safety and to really promote it throughout schools. The day itself can involve guest speakers advising your students or group activities and lesson plans on online safety. The Safety Internet Centre want you to get involved this year by taking the Safer Internet Day Quiz or joining the #SID2017 Social Media Campaign! Take a look on their website to find out what else you can do to be a part of 2017’s Safer Internet Day. If you would like some valuable tips on how to keep your kids safe online, check out this guide: A Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents

Safer Internet Day has been created by the UK Safer Internet Centre. They are a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL. Their main focus is to raise awareness to children and parents of a safe internet and also to provide advice and support to them. They also provide a support line which aides professionals who are working with young children with online safety issues. Lastly, they provide a helpline which is a safe place where people can report any dangerous cases, whilst remaining anonymous.

If you want any advice from your local IT support team, get in contact with us today to find out how you can make your computers extra safe for your students!