Tuesday 6 February marks Safer Internet Day 2018, with activities taking place across the UK to inspire a national conversation about protecting children online. The slogan for this year is:  “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you." It's not too late to take part – the activities can be scheduled at any point in the year and there are a raft of resources which can be used to plan.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees more than a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.  

With advice for primary ages including ebooks and videos – plus a quiz great for starters or plenaries – and a secondary section tackling “fake news” and building respectful relationships, there are a wealth of resources on offer. Teaching packs are available to download for free, so planning for lessons and assemblies is covered. Tweet #betterinternet and #SID2018 and follow @safeinternetday to add your school's voice to the debate.

MoneySense adds to Safer Internet Day with finance advice for pupils

 Safer Internet Day children on computersMeanwhile, MoneySense from NatWest is playing a big part in this year’s conversation on using the internet safely. As children begin to use bank accounts and cash cards, MoneySense offers a free and impartial financial education programme offers further resources which can help pupils learn more about keeping money safe.

A selection of topics on money safety include:

  • For 5-8 year-olds - Where can I keep my money safe?
  • For 8-12 year-olds - How can I keep my money safe?
  • For 12-16 year-olds - How do I keep my finances secure?
  • For 16-18 year-olds - How can I avoid identity theft and fraud?

Register to MoneySense to download these resources and tweet using #MyMoneySense to share how MoneySense is benefitting pupils this Safer Internet Day.

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