World Safer Internet Day 8th of February 2011.
2011 theme: It's more than a game, it's your life.
Safer Internet Day, now in its 8th year, is celebrated in over 65 countries and it is an opportunity to recognise the importance of the Internet in the lives of children and young people, and to help work to ensure that they and those that support children, parents, carers, grandparents, teachers, know how to get the most out of this resource and use it safely and responsibly.
The focus this year, particularly in the UK is on games and gaming, as well as communicating the wider message that online actions can have offline consequences, both now and in the future. Research shows that games are enormously popular with children, with 86% of 9-16s use the internet to play games, and in terms of online activity for young people it comes second
only to school work.
There are free downloadable resources available at: www.childnet.com/safety/sid.aspx
The top messages for the day for the various user groups to take away are that games are fun -
indeed the first words that come into children’s heads when talking about games are, ‘friends, free, fun, competitive, multiplayer and chatting to friends1 – but to remember that internet safety messages and advice apply to games as well as other online activities, and there are tools
available to help.
I have inserted the youtube video into quiet tube. It allows us to share this with students without the ads and inappropraite comments.
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