Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event that will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better internet, with this year’s theme—‘Together for a better internet’ encourages individuals to create a better internet by developing four, critical skills. We call these skills the 4Rs:

Respect– I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated.
Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong.
Reasoning – I question what is real.
Resilience – I get back up from tough situations.

Help your kids understand what it means to be safe online by asking these 5 Scholastic Quiz questions:

1. What should you do if you feel you are being bullied online?
a. Tell an adult you trust

2. What should you never post online?
a. Personal details (such as your full name and address) & Passwords to any of your devices

3. What should you do before you post a photo of your friends online?
a. Make sure that everyone in the photos is happy for it to be shared online

4. What should you do if someone you meet online suggests meeting up in real life?
a. Tell your parents or carer straight away

5. You want to share a video of yourself online. What should you do?
a. Check with your parent or carer first

 

Click the links below to find out more information on:

Safer Internet Day 2019

How to get help with cyber-bullying 

How to report offensive or illegal content

Kids Helpline

 

The Lost Summer
The Lost Summer is a role-playing video game, designed to be a highly engaging experience for 11-14 year olds while building digital intelligence skills and encouraging online safety. Click here to download onto a PC, or search your devices’ app store for The Lost Summer.