Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide.
From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.
Do you like chatting with your friends on your mobile phone, communicating by email or searching for information on the internet? Have a look below to see how you can use ICT safely, where you stay in control and you know how to get yourself out of a situation that might be dangerous or make you feel uncomfortable.
Social network sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Bebo etc)
Chatrooms on ‘safe sites’
Do you want to find out about the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology? Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. There is also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
Report any websites that you feel are inappropriate.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.