Monday, February 6, 2012

Make your Safer Internet Day





Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. 

Safer Internet Day 2012 will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2012, centred on the theme "Connecting generations and educating each other", where    SID encourages users young and older people to "discover the digital world together...safely"!




The theme 2012 is "Connecting generations and educating each other" and the slogan is

"Discover the digital world together... safely!"

"From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Insafe aims to be at the forefront of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. This year we are focusing on connecting generations, as we invite people of all ages from very young children to parents and grandparents to “discover the digital world together… safely”."




Education:

We all know the importance of being safe online. Children and young people love to be connected all the time, on their cellphones or on computer at home, even when they are homeworking. 

Safer Internet 2012 wants that both young and old to join together in creating positive online experiences, to share knowledge and wisdom, but also to support each other when things might be risky or, indeed, go wrong. 

So this year, there are two competitions for the younger generation and  other members of the school or family.

1. SID poster competition

  • Children and young people are invited to create an Acceptable Use Policy* poster using the initials 'SID', or based around the theme of 'Connecting generations'.
2. SID video competition

Children and young people are invited to create a short video clip (maximum of 2 minutes) on the theme of 'Connecting generations'.

For both competitions, there will be three categories of entry: 

  • 9 years old and under
  • 10-14 years old
  • over 14 years old.

Entries: 

The entries will be accepted online here from 1-29 February 2012 inclusive. 

Prizes:

Games (courtesy of our competition sponsors Microsoft) and, for older winners, the chance of taking part in an 'online safety' summer camp in Romania.

Some informations:

Teachers and parents could access (until January) to a SID kit (resources and lesson plans) from here

To participate, schools can register here and individuals here

Safer Internet Day website aims to showcase the activities and events that will be taking part across the globe to celebrate the day. 

Click on the map to get started, using the zoom control to locate events in your country. 

Alternatively, visit the SID Near You section to explore news from the many countries and institutions that will be taking part.

Others:

You can read two school projects: Fighting cyberbullying with Shakespeare? (English language) and SOS! Bullying au collège (Français).

My students participated in Safer Internet Day since 2005. You can read on the school blog (Portuguese language) about 2008 participation.

Have a wonderful and exciting 'Safer Internet Day' all together, parents, teachers and students!


G-Souto

06.02.2012

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