Tomorrow, Tuesday 6 February, is Global Safer Internet Day.
We are a connected generation, everything we do is becoming more instant and more digitized by the day. With this change, comes an importance to be safe, and understand how to do the right thing and be a true positive digital citizen in a constantly changing digital world. The education of these skills has to come from our schools.
This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular, the youngest users out there. More than that, it is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience.
I encourage you to discuss the importance of this day with your staff and students. Use the resources below for ideas. It would be great for you to share this with your parents at your school as well. At the very least, send them to this blog post.
SID 2018 Resources for you to utilize
Some Safer Internet Day Resources – Organized by Grade Level
Campaign Toolkit – https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/campaign-toolkit
Safer Internet Day videos to show your students – Please pre-watch for relevance
Safer Internet Day Quiz – Suitable for 8-13 Year Olds
Tips and suggestions for students
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-2018-top-tips-under-11s (Suitable for Under 11-year-olds)
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-2018-top-tips-11-18s (Suitable for 11-18-year-olds)
Tips and Advice for Parents – Fantastic resource to share home via your blog
More resources, activities, and challenges for students
Common Sense Media Curriculum link ideas – K-12 curriculum link ideas for teaching Digital Citizenship
Of course, if you have any other additional ideas, resources, and tips for Safer Internet Day, please share.