Safer Internet Day Tuesday 11th February
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people.
The webwise.ie parents Hub is a great resource for parents, with practical, jargon free advice on a range of topics including screen time, image-sharing and social media. There are lots of helpful explainers on the most popular apps children might be using for example Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok or Fortnite with helpful videos from experts on topics such as consent and respect online or managing technology in the home. It also has free online safety leaflets and booklets which are free to download.
The ‘Connected’ film, which looks at how young people communicate and connect online, is currently being promoted in cinemas, and across Video On Demand services and on social media. These can be a really useful way to start the online safety conversation with children.