Safer Internet Day 2018 – “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
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
Meanwhile, 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.