You might have seen news stories and references to the fact that this week Tuesday 9th February has been designated Safer Internet Day. But now that the date has passed, what happens next? What can we do to contribute to a safer internet all year round?
Here at KBC we believe that discussions about keeping safe on the internet should be an ongoing thing in every family and community. It’s not just a one-off conversation about what your privacy settings are on Facebook.
New platforms appear every day – how many websites do you visit that you’d maybe not even heard of a year ago? Who do you talk to online that you’ve never met in real life? What would you do if something online made you uncomfortable or unhappy?
And it’s not just new platforms we have to be aware of. Existing sites, apps and social media communities change all the time – and not always for the better. Therefore it’s important for all parents and children to keep the conversation flowing about what they’re doing online and who they talk to.
When did your family last talk about keeping safe online? If you can’t remember, or you’ve never done it, why not start a conversation today?