We’re a great fan of the work of the UK Safer internet centre and particularly their push for better education around online safety.
While our WaveConnect Education broadband services ensure the safe use of the Internet in school, the vast majority of time children and young adults will spend online is at home or when out and about. They must know how to stay safe and recognise the dangers. It’s equally essential for staff and parents to be able to spot the risks too to protect their online reputation and personal data.
Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated globally on the 5th February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet.’ The UK campaign was coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, and we are delighted to say that this was the most significant campaign to date.
46% of UK children aged 8 to 17 heard about Safer Internet Day resulting in increased awareness about the importance of asking for permission before sharing information about other people online and increased confidence about what to do if they were worried about something online.
You can download the two-page impact report here.
If you are thinking about getting involved this year, you’ll probably want to start planning your activities later in the Autumn term. In 2020 the date for the school calendar is Tuesday 11th February.