The Respect Campaign will host a webinar on Safe Internet Day (February 6, 2018) with tips on how to build a social media defence training program for your workplace. The webinar will focus on what can be done to support women stay safe online and concentrate on expanding the #metoo campaign as a transdisciplinary discussion inclluding internet safety. Further details will be announced soon. Safer Internet Day aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as workplaces and industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.
The Safer Internet Day 2018 campaign, (Safer Internet Day (SID)) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe.
Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Workplaces can help to create a better internet by creating and promoting positive content and safe services online, and by empowering users to respond to any issues by providing clear safety advice, a range of easy-to-use safety tools, and quick access to support if things do go wrong.
Decision makers and politicians need to provide the culture in which all of the above can function and thrive – for example, by ensuring that there are opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn about online safety, ensuring that parents and carers have access to appropriate information and sources of support, and that industry are encouraged to self-regulate their content and services. They must also take the lead in governance and legislation, and ultimately ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people through effective child protection strategies for the online world.
Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to the negative by reporting any inappropriate or illegal content.
A better internet starts with you!