Monday, February 06, 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'.

​Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the day 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. 

Scottish Swimming is committed to promoting the wellbeing of athletes within our sport to allow them to enjoy a positive experience of swimming and to encourage lifetime participation.

We are also committed to providing continuous support, training and guidance to our volunteers and staff within this area. Remember it's not just the athletes that we want to protect it is ourselves too, and common sense should prevail.

Throughout the course of the day we will be sharing simple messages to help keep the internet and digital platforms safe. For more information on Scottish Swimming’s social media checklists please click here: http://www.scottishswimming.com/members/child-protection.aspx

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

As a result of our collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents!

Please share the information with your club and your friends and help ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet.’ #SID2017

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