Safer Internet Day 2023

Today is Safer Internet. Over the course of this week we will be engaged in learning around the theme of ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

The event is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. It aims to put children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive. To this end, parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry are asked to take time to listen to children and young people so that we can make positive change together.

This year, the days is focused on answering the following questions:

  • What issues really matter to children and young people?
  • What changes do they want to see?
  • How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?

At Onchan, we will be holding assemblies as well as engaging in lessons based around the theme. For you as a parent, this is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child, whatever their age. You can find a range of resources here to help you start a conversation with your child, whatever that may be about and no matter how much time you have. We want to encourage open and frank discussions about all aspects of online life - the positive as well as the negative - so that young people can continue to reap the benefits of an increasingly online world while avoiding the pitfalls.

You'll be joining thousands of people across the UK working together to champion youth voice and engage in conversations about how we can all work together to make the internet a great and safe place.

With your help, Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.