Making it easier to help young people stay safe online

Having conversations with your children about online safety can be a challenge for many parents and to avoid what can often turn into a confrontational situation, a lot of us put it off until we need to have the conversation because something has happened. Another reason we put the conversation off is because we simply don’t know where to start or how to keep up with what’s happening on our kids’ devices.

Today however we are in luck! Today we have a legitimate reason to strike up that conversation with our children because it’s Safer Internet Day.

Over the last 18 years, Safer Internet Day has developed into a global movement that has become a major event in the online safety calendar.

Celebrated in 200 countries and territories worldwide, Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content online, or interacting with their friends and peers via social media and messaging apps.

The focus of the day this year, is on exploring respect and relationships online, the positive use of digital technology for children and how technology can be used responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.

The Safer Internet Day events schedule in the UK will see Liverpool Football Club live-stream a talk about online safety, whilst their rivals Everton will deliver an educational session in the community. YouthLink Scotland are running also running an awesome digital youth work conference. For more information about Safer Internet Day 2022 activities click the link below:

While Safer Internet Day is a mainstay in the calendar and great occasion to raise awareness and talk to children about online safety, it is important for parents to check in on their little one’s digital world all year round.

If you want to make sure your kids are kept safer online, look no further as we at Chitter Chatter have just the solution for you: Net Nanny is award-winning software owned by British safeguarding company SafeToNet and helps keep children safer online. Find out more here

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