February 06, 2017
SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day 2017, 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 will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2016 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day will see SCFS join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet. The event aims to encourage people 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.
Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, says: “Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.”
The internet is an amazing tool, but it can present very particular risks to adopted children and their families. There is lots of useful advice available to adoptive parents – here are just a few links to some specific guidance:
You’ll also find some fantastic resources for parents and carers on the main Safer Internet Day website.
Whether we are children and young people, parents and carers, educators or social care workers, or indeed industry, decision makers or politicians, we can all be the change and unite for a better internet. We hope that you will join with us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, on Tuesday 7 February 2017 – and beyond – to be the change and unite for a better internet!
To find out more about Safer Internet Day activities which are taking place in the UK, visit the official website.