IMPACT is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017
IMPACT is joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. This year we are looking at the way young people share images online, and asks them to reflect on the potential negative and positive consequences to this. Implicit in this years' campaign is to encourage young people to ‘be the change’ and to share, and to help others, share images positively to make the internet a better place.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2017 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day will see IMPACT join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet. Our involvement offer us the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet
To celebrate the day, IMPACT pupils will be participating in a range of activities provided through Safer Internet Day with every pupil getting involved.
IMPACT will be part of a nationwide day of action involving the #SID2017 social media campaign and youth events where young people will have the opportunity to have their say about the digital issues that affect them.
Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said:
“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.”
Elizabeth Curle, Head of ICT at IMPACT says " our aim is to raise the profile and the potential risks posed by on-line activity with particular emphasis this year on what young people post in terms of selfies and the implications this may have. We want to encourage our young people to reflect on the potential negative and positive consequences of their actions."
Our participation with Safer Internet Day will coincide with the delivery of the Level 1 E Safety Qualification run through Bcs.
To find out more and go to www.saferinternetday.org.uk.