On Tuesday 9th February 2016, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day 2016. Safer Internet Day (SID) is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre and this year’s theme was “play your part to create a better internet”. This year’s event was an amazing success with children, parents and professionals across the globe taking part and sharing a heart online.
To celebrate the day, many organisations and services produced new resources and content to help raise awareness and spread positive messages. This blog post aims to highlight new resources and content available on SID 2016.
UK Safer Internet Centre
- UK Safer Internet Centre Education Packs
- UK Safer Internet Centre – “Creating a better internet for all” report
- UK Safer Internet Centre – SID TV videos
- UK Safer Internet Centre Quiz
New BBC resources
- BBC Newsround – your thoughts on social media and bullying
- BBC Newsround – Five ways to stay safe online
- BBC Newsround – what to do if your bullied online
- BBC Newsround – Cyberbullying special
- BBC Newsround – what do you really think about social media
- BBC Newsround – one in three social media users have made friends with a stranger
- BBC Newsround – one in five aged 10 to 12 on social media bullied
- CBBC – 7 foolproof tips to beat cyberbullying
- CBBC – Quiz – are you an accidental cyberbully
- CBBC – The lifebabblers talk about staying safe online
- CBBC – Quiz – can you win the internet
- CBBC – Abbie’s Story – My best friend cyberbullied me
- CBBC – If the next step ruled the internet
- CBBC – Lifebabble stories: How it feels to be cyberbullied, helping a friend who is being cyberbullied, choosing not to have any online friends, making sure that online friends are real-life friends too.
- CBBC – How would you make the internet a safer place
- CBBC – Staying safe online video
- CBBC – Lifebabble – Cyberbullying
- CBBC – Lifebabble – Don’t believe everything you see online…
- CBBC – Top Tips for online happiness
- CBBC – Parenting the internet (Video for parents of young children)
- Social Media age limits ‘ignored’ by most youngsters
- What are four of the top social media networks doing to protect children?
- Quarter of teenagers subjected to online trolls
- Teenagers warns others of online grooming
- Putting the spotlight on internet safety
- “We simply can’t know everything our children are doing online” – Nicky Morgan
Other links and resources
- New Policy Guidance – Kent County Council – Online Safety Policy Template and Guidance 2016 edition
- Resource to use with children with SEND credit to @jw_teach
- Ofcom – Children and Parents Media Use Study – Factsheet and activities credit to khopwood
- Video – Why do you need to be 13 to be on Facebook?
- Video – Do people know I’ve reported them on Facebook?
- Video – Facebook advice for parents and carers
- Research – EU Kids – Internet Safety Helplines report
- Blog post – BCS and Simon Finch – Shaping the Digital Citizens of the Future credit to @bcs and @simfin
- Research – More online risks for parents to worry about says new research
- Teaching resource – “Web We Want” resource for teachers
- Resources – Media Smarts (Canadian resource) Be respectful, patient and kind online
- Updated content – Internet Matters
- Blog post – CrimeStoppers – Working together to stay safe online (blog from Will Gardner from Childnet)
- Blog post – Cyberbullying – a call to action
- Teaching resources – School Beat (The All-Wales School Liaison Programme)
- Updated content – Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme
- Video – Irish Teenagers film about cyberbullying has a powerful message
- Videos – O2 and NSPCC Advisers making the internet a safer place
- Updated content – Microsoft Online Safety for Families
- Video – Webwise.ie – For your eyes only (sexting resource)
- Updated content – Mumsnet Internet Safety
- Blog post – Nominet – Safer Internet Day
- Blog post – Making Gmail safer for you
- Updated content -ICO – Online Safety Safety
- Twitter – Trust and Safety Council Announced
- Blog post – TES – Students as young as 13 are using dating apps
- New resources – Parent Zone – Internet Legends Tour
Action for Children’s Infographics – credit @actnforchildren
Many thanks to those who shared new content on the day or signposted new materials and resources to be included.
Please comment below with any links to resources which may have been missed!