Safer Internet Day 2016

This year, Safer Internet Day 2016 will take place on the 9th February with the theme Play your part for a better internet!

The day is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre - a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation, sees organisations getting involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The UK Safer Internet Centre –Show your support for Safer Internet Day with the hashtag #SID2016

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Our School Community Police Officers will be showing their support for Safer Internet Day by delivering internet safety lessons in school’s across Wales.

For Pupils

Pupil pages on SchoolBeat

Our pupil pages allow pupils to follow-up on the lessons delivered by their School Community Police Officer. The pages allow pupils to learn more, play games and explore where they can get more advice on staying safe online, using mobile phones, and cyberbullying.

Help with bullying problems

Remember that Click CEOP is always there if you feel at risk online! 

ThinkUKnow - ThinkUKnow is a great resource which provides help and advice for schools, teachers and youth workers. It also has age-appropriate resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

MEIC - MEIC is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. MEIC believes that all children and young people have a right to have their views, wishes and feelings heard.

WiseKids - WISE KIDS promotes innovative, positive and safe internet use through the provision of innovative training programmes, consultancy and resource development in the areas of Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Digital Participation and Online Safety.

Learn our SMART rules

Advice from our School Community Police Officers

For Teachers

Trailer for our sexting lesson 'Risky Pics'

For Parents

Internet safety forms part of the safety strand of the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme. Lessons on internet safety start from LKS2 where our friend Tarian helps children to understand about staying safe with the lesson 'Stay SMART', and continues through primary school and into secondary schools.

PC Thomas interviewed on internet safety

PC Stewart interviewed on mobile phones

PC Thomas interviewed on cyberbullying

Be Share Aware

Last year the NSPCC launched a new campaign 'Be Share Aware' which is accompanied by a film called 'Have you seen Alex's Willy?' and aims to help parents teach their children to be safe online.

Research for the NSPCC's Share Aware campaign found:

  • 1 in 5 8-11 year olds who go online have a social network profile.
  • 50% of all 11 and 12 year-olds in the UK use a social networking site.
  • 60% of 14-17 year olds we surveyed last year said they had been asked to send a naked image of themselves online.

NSPCC also have the Net Aware website which helps parents stay up to date on social networks, apps and games.