Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Schools & Families : Safer Internet Day : #SID2018 ! Resources






Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. 



Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 130 countries worldwide.

The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is:

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




Throughout 2018, a range of #SaferInternet4EU initiatives will reach children, young people, parents, teachers, and other EU citizens to become empowered and responsible digital users. 

It will cover a wide range of topics, such as critical thinking, media literacy and digital skills necessary to identify and combat fake news and the risks brought by emerging online technologies and connected devices; and provide tips on cyber hygiene.

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6th. Over 70,000 young people across Europe joined the celebrations this year.





Today, more than 140 countries worldwide, including all 28 countries of the European Union, along with many organisational supporters, are celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) for the fifteenth consecutive year. 




It is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience.



If you haven't signed up as a supporter yet, please do so here and get in touch with your local SID Committee to get involved in national activities! 

Take a look at some of the highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017 here.







Schools join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.
My students have participated since 2008. These were the first activities from Portuguese schools.





Sharenting: Parents

Are you 'sharenting'? Parents often get conflicting advice about whether or not it’s ok to take and share their children’s images online.
Here are a few points you need to consider.





Teachers:

SID website showcases the many events and activities which will be taking place across the globe to mark the day.

Teachers can find out what's happening in their country, and find contacts and resources to help them to 'be the change' for a better internet not just on SID, but all year through.


The site is being updated daily, so please check back often for the latest news.


Insafe is a European network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs). Every national Centre implements awareness and educational campaigns, runs a helpline, and works closely with youth to ensure an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder approach to creating a better internet.





You can register your support for the day as a school, individual or organisation. Teachers, parents and students can follow all the activities on Facebook and Twitter hashtags #SID2018 and#SaferInternetDay.


Resources:






Internet Sans Crainte vient de lancer le projet info Hunter, un parcours pédagogique pour aider le jeunes à mieux comprendre la fabrique de l'information et développer leur esprit critique. Voir le teaser ici Une ressource lancée dans le cadre du Safer Internet Day.






Passwords:

Passwords are everywhere. From logging in to our social media accounts to buying new shoes, we wouldn’t be able to get much done without first logging in to an account with a password. 

The problem is, as more and more of our everyday lives have gone online, we’ve had to create more and more passwords - and that can cause problems. After all, who among us uses a different password for each and every site? Perhaps not many of us, if we’re being honest. Learning more here

Video for kids:






Other Resources:

Resources and activities on the website Better Internet for Kids (teachers & parents)

Safer Internet Day Activities taking place near you: SID in your country




Some thoughts:

Schools and families must help children and young people to be well informed and be responsable on the internet. 

Teachers and parents need to give students and kids the skills to keep themselves safe online. 

Knowing how to sniff out trouble, how to be a critical thinker, knowing how to avoid it, and knowing how to handle it when it comes knocking are key essential life skills.

Parents must not share photos of their child, without make sure they have conversations with your child about. If they’re old enough to understand, talk with them about what you wish to do, where the photos will go and what the potential consequences are.

Whether we are children and young people, teachers, parents, educators or social care workers, we all have a part to play to be the change on the Internet. 
We must work together for a better Internet, especially keeping kids and teens safe.

There is always place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

G-Souto

06.02.2018
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