UNITED KINGDOM Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Centre was launched at 1st January 2011 and comprises a partnership of three leading internet safety organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
The UK Safer Internet Centre is committed to working in partnership with all stakeholders in the UK in making the internet a great and safe place for children and young people and in supporting those who work with them in doing so.
You can read more about the UK Safer Internet Centre at www.saferinternet.org.uk, and contact the centre at email@example.com or call (0844 8002382) with any enquiry or to share what you are doing for SID 2013.
Safer Internet Day 2013
For Safer Internet Day 2013 the UK Safer Internet Centre will be promoting the positive ‘Connect with Respect’ message, alongside encouraging all audiences including children, young people, parents, carers, teachers, school staff and the internet industry to think about online rights and responsibilities and how they can play their part in helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.
Safer Internet Day - Supporting Schools
The UK Safer Internet Centre will be working with schools throughout the UK in the run up to SID to encourage young people to use the opportunity of the day to help someone else stay safe. Schools packs have been designed to help teachers to think about how to address the topic of ‘Connect with Respect’ in the classroom.
There is a Primary resource pack containing a poster to promote the theme, a primary assembly PowerPoint and accompanying script, 5 quick classroom activities and an in depth lesson plan. The in depth lesson plans helps schools to plan a presentation event where a class or year group can present a charter of their internet wishes, drawing on a consideration of their online rights and responsibilities, to school governors and the senior management team as a call to action. The ultimate aim of the charter is to help enhance the internet safety curriculum being provided and to enable pupils to take an active role in their eSafety learning.
Similarly, for the secondary audience, there is be a poster to promote the theme, 5 quick classroom activities, an assembly PowerPoint and a supporting script and an in depth lesson plan to help pupils will consider what they feel are their rights and responsibilities in the online world. The lesson plan encourages pupils to identify whether or not they feel that these rights and responsibilities are currently being supported by the online services that they use, the government, schools, their parents and their peers. The lesson plan will also help the young people to recognise what their role is in making the internet as great and safe a place as possible.
This free content is available to download from the UK Safer Internet Site at http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/schools-packs.
Safer Internet Day Live - Internet Radio
For the third year running, the UK Safer Internet Centre will be presenting Safer Internet Day Live; a marathon radio programme on Safer Internet Day from 9am to 9pm (GMT) and broadcasting over the Internet and around the world. A fully interactive experience, listeners will be encouraged to txt, email, Skype, IM and even phone in with questions to challenge the panel of experts from around the world.
Following the success Safer Internet Day Live 2011 and 2012, the schedule will have programmes dedicated to different audiences, focusing on a range of different age groups as well as professionals (teachers) and parents. Each programme will feature a collection of comments and interviews with key experts from around the world offering hints, tips and suggestions to help make the internet a fun and safe place for you, your friends, family and colleagues, with internet Safety news featured on the hour, every hour.
More information can be found at www.saferinternetdaylive.com . We are running a competition for schools and groups of young people to send us their contributions for the radio programme - they need to be 5-minutes long and be around the theme of Connect with respect. Any ideas and formats are welcome - it could be a song, a poem, a drama piece, an interview, a debate. The winning entry will be broadcast on the 5th February during our programme and will receive a prize.
We also welcome your questions to our panel of experts and suggestions for themes for discussion - email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get involved on social media #SID2013, and follow us @UK_SIC and @SID2013radio.
Safer Internet Day - Listening to young people
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day and to make the day bigger and better than ever before, the UK Safer Internet Centre are looking to children and young people to have their say and share what they think their online rights are.
The UK Safer Internet Centre will put children and young people at the heart of their Safer Internet Day activity.
Building on the SID 2013 theme of online rights and responsibilities, the UK Safer Internet Centre has asked children and young people over the whole of the UK to vote on what they believe their top online rights and responsibilities are.
These will then be developed into a charter of “ten online rights and responsibilities” which will be delivered with ten young people to a high profile politician in a high profile place on Safer Internet Day 2013.