It’s Safer Internet Day 2016
You may have noticed that Kevin the kiwi has changed his appearance to show that we’re getting behind Safer Internet Day.
This day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the internet and digital technologies, especially among families and young people. It’s a great chance to take stock of your family’s digital activities, and consider ways to enjoy the awesomeness of the internet more safely.
Like last year, the good folk at Netsafe are coordinating a range of activities across 27 organisations nationwide. Here’s a list of the participating organisations.
Martin Cocker from Netsafe describes the day like this:
“Safer Internet Day is a global event that celebrates the positive work going on every day of the year to make the internet a safer place for all users. We’re pleased to have so many organisations supporting the event in New Zealand. This highlights how creating a safer internet is a shared responsibility.”
Here are some of the activities and resources supporting Safer Internet Day 2016 that organisations are getting involved in:
1. Project Positive – national compliments campaign
Project Positive is being run by young people with support from Sticks ‘n Stones, NetSafe and Facebook. The goal for the day is to share as many compliments online as possible. Students across NZ have created compliments for use on the day.
Organisations can support the campaign by encouraging staff, members and other stakeholders to participate in the campaign by
- sharing a compliment using Project Positive’s graphics (download them here)
- posting a photograph of themselves with a compliment on Facebook or Instagram.
Remember to use #projectpositivenz or #nationalcomplimentsdaynz with #SID2016 and check out Project Positive’s Facebook page.
2. Staying Safe Online - resource
NetSafe has worked with NZ’s leading online companies to develop advice about staying safe online using their services. These resources are designed as ’self-help’ guides to promote positive actions by individuals to improve their own online safety, as well as providing valuable support for those with duty of care responsibility.
Have a read.
3. So you got naked online – resource
NetSafe is publishing a resource that provides children, young people and parents with advice and strategies to support them in the event of sexting incidents. It promotes positive action by individuals to improve their own online safety, as well as providing valuable support for those with duty of care responsibility.
Find out more here.