Safer Internet Day is for the day for teaching children (and parents) how to use the internet safely. This is whether on a PC, laptop, phone or any other devices.
Safer Internet Day was created from the cooperation of Insafe Partners and the government to create awareness to people, especially children, about how to be safe and what to avoid on the internet, including adult content and unsafe communications with ‘internet strangers’.
Another part of the mission of Safer Internet Day is to teach and demonstrate to young people that the Internet is a place to learn and share information.
On social media, image sharing has become incredibly popular, especially amongst young people. The Safer Internet Day partners have released these statistics on online image sharing:
- More than 1 in 5 children have been bullied with images or videos online. 70% of which have seen things not suitable for their age.
- Almost 2 in 5 (38%) have received negative comments on a photo they have posted
- (31%) of youths said that most of the photos they share are on a public profile that can be seen by anyone.
- Shockingly, 65% of 8-17-year-olds have shared a photo or videos directly with people they only know online!
Find out how you can make a change by visiting Safer Internet Day’s website.