Safer Internet Day 2022 is on Tuesday 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
Safer Internet Day inspires a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new issue or theme which is impacting the lives of young people in the UK.
For 2022 the Day celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet and the ways they are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. The platforms young people use are spaces for connection, community and collaboration, which is why the Day challenges them to foster supportive relationships and respectful communities, whilst equipping them with the skills they need to keep themselves and others safe in these spaces.
For more information and resources around this years theme of ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’ please visit the Safer Internet Day 2022 website
We would encourage you to check out the following useful resources, it doesn’t take long and there is some great information provided.
• Film for parents and carers
• Top tips for U11s
• Advice for 11-18s
• Advice for parents and carers
In addition, The FA have produced a range of guidance to help children and young people stay safe online. It covers football-specific topics relevant to those running clubs and leagues, or supporting young players, as well as more general online safeguarding issues.
The online and digital safety resources are listed below. The first three can all be downloaded from the Safeguarding in the Digital World directory
. The others are available in the complete downloads directory of all FA safeguarding guidance notes
• 6.1 RUNNING WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS (FOR CLUBS AND LEAGUES)
• 6.2 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CHILDREN (FOR ALL)
• 6.3 STAYING SAFE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD (FOR TEENAGERS)
• 7.4 FAKE NEWS: WHAT TO TRUST ONLINE (FOR ALL)
• 8.5 TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S ONLINE SAFETY (FOR PARENTS/CARERS)
• 8.6 GROOMING – THE SIGNS AND STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD (FOR PARENTS/CARERS)