Safer Internet Day 2016 for Children and Teens

Over a hundred countries will be teaming up to support Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 9th February to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Derbyshire constabulary is calling on everyone within those groups to play their part.

As part of the day, Digital PCSO Shevani Raichura will be taking to the Twitter hot seat to play her part for a better internet by hosting an online question and answer session.

The Q and A session will give parents and carers the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have around internet safety and what further steps they can take to help youngsters to use the internet responsibly.

To get involved, tweet your questions to @DigitalPCSO using #AskShiv

Police will also be posting advice on Twitter and Facebook around the steps that parents, carers and teachers can take to help keep children and young people safe online.

This will include advice around online friends, setting up parental controls on computers, mobiles and games consoles, and how to protect their child’s online identity.

For more information, advice and resources around staying safe online visit www.saferinternet.org.uk and www.getsafeonline.org

Clare Washbrook

Current Editor-in-Chief Former Editor of BS News and S.O. Magazine Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green, Belper's WW1 Poppies, Amber Valley Solidarity No political party memberships/affiliations.

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