Safer Internet Day - 5 February 2019

Tuesday 5 February is national Safer Internet Day.

Posted on 4 February 2019

Safer Internet Day is being celebrated in Derbyshire and across the UK to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

This year, Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. A whole range of resources are available to help you talk to your children about staying safe online.

At The William Allitt School in Swadlincote, teachers have organised a special online safety day for year 8 and year 9 students. The day will focus on the heartache students can suffer through negative use of social media and the growing mental health issues associated with it, what a digital footprint is and the potential consequences of information posted online. The school have arranged for a number of visitors to be part of their online safety day, including the Derbyshire Constabulary Digital PCSO, local e-safety company Jump Start IT, and emotional literacy company Bridge the Gap.

More information about online safety is available at Get Safe Online.