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Happy Safer Internet Day!
Posted 06 Feb 2018 02:56 PM

Today, Tuesday, 6 February 2018, will see stakeholders across the globe come together to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018. This year's theme, "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you", is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there. More than that, it is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience.

Browse the country and supporter pages on this site to discover the many exciting actions and events taking place across the globe, or check out the resources section for a range of tools and resources to help raise awareness of online safety issues in your home, school, workplace or community.

Safer Internet Day is being celebrated around the world on Tuesday, February 6.

The aim is to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The day is led by three charities - Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.

It calls on young people, their parents, careers, teachers, social workers, police and tech companies to join together and create a safer forum.

How can you make sure your details are safe online?
A survey by Row.co.uk found that 15 percent of people are 'worried' about personal device surveillance and tracking.

Meanwhile, 6.7 percent of the British public (4.2million people) tape over their laptop cameras and even Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg does the same.
And we have reason to be scared - stolen credit card information is sold for as little as £28 online, and login details for Hotmail and Gmail accounts for £90.

A 2014 survey from Cosmopolitan found that around a third of men (32.5 percent) and 3.8 percent of women watch porn daily - and many worry about the implications of a camera hack.

While the email addresses of 32million affair-seeking Ashley Madison customers were leaked in 2015.

And iCloud hacks have seen intimate pictures of celebs including Jennifer Lawrence, Pippa Middleton and TV presenter Diletta Leotta published online.

Sir Dunsmore added: “It worries me. I mean, the average man, or even woman, might look at porn through apps and everything you do is being recorded.

“I’m a married man with a young family, so I don’t do that, but it is a worry and it’s too late to do anything about it. Big Brother is already with us.”

How can you keep your kids safe online?
The NSPCC advise parents to sit down with your kids, and set strict rules about what they should and shouldn't be doing.

These could include limiting the amount of time they spend online, and which sites they are allowed to access.

You can also set up parental controls, to prevent them from downloading certain apps - and manage what different members of the family can see.

Net Aware, in partnership with the NSPCC and O2, has reviewed dozens of popular apps and websites such as Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, BBM and Habbo Hotel.

The aim is let parents how suitable they are for children, and offer advice about how old kids should be before downloading them.

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