It feels like most of our lives revolve around the internet from doing the weekly shop to online banking, but how safe are we online be?
‘The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.’
This is how the organisers have described what Safer Internet Day is all about.
With 100’s of organisations and groups taking part, it’s coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre.
The special day aims to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
For more on how to get involved, visit www.saferinternetday.org.uk.
This years theme in the UK, will be based on ‘how consent works in an online context‘.
This is described on their website as;
‘This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.
The campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces. We want SID 2019 to empower young people to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.’
Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 5 February 2019 and indeed everyday.