February 05, 2019
SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day 2019, joining the campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day takes place on Tuesday 5th February 2019. Celebrated in over 100 countries, the event sees thousands of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in creating a better and safer online community. By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the 2019 theme of “Together for a better internet” encourages everyone to make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while giving them the resilience, skills, knowledge and support they need to navigate any online risks they may come across.
The internet is an amazing tool, but it can present very particular risks to adopted children and their families. The good news is that there is lots of useful advice available to adoptive parents.
Throughout the day itself, we will be sharing a wide range of useful links for adopters on our Facebook page. And throughout Safer Internet Day itself, we’ll be busy sharing loads of helpful advice on our Twitter feed. If you use social media, please get involved by sharing the links we post and using the hashtag #SID2019.
Our Adoption Resources page also includes links to information and advice for keeping adopted children safe online.
Whether we are children and young people, parents and carers, educators or social care workers, we can all unite for a better internet. Happy Safer Internet Day 2019!
To find out more about how you can get involved with Safer Internet Day, visit the official website.