CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - Online Safety / Safer Internet Day 8 February 2022

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

Online Safety

Children have more information at their fingertips than any generation before. Tablets, laptops, and smartphones are common at school and at home, including for virtual learning, and the devices aren’t going away anytime soon, which is why professionals and families should have conversations about internet safety.

Internet safety is the act of staying safer online. This includes being aware of the risks associated with your online activity and employing a few strategies to prevent or avoid these risks. Internet safety is also sometimes referred to as online safety, cyber safety, or e-safety.

Tuesday 8th February 2022 - Safer Internet Day

safer internet day 2022

‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day is organised by UK Safer Internet Centre and further information and a wealth of resources for both practitioners and families can be accessed by clicking on UK Safer Internet Centre 

Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

To celebrate Safer Internet Day in Cumbria, Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) is offering a virtual lunch time briefing session on Tuesday 8th February 12:15 - 13:15.

The session will last one hour and begins at 12:15 pm and will offer:

  • Apps and Gaming – What are the concerns
  • How to access the Internet safely  - What steps children and their carer can take
  • Resources available to support safe Internet use

Places will be limited and you can book a place by emailing CSCP.Training@cumbria.gov.uk by Friday 4th February 2022. 

Once we have received your booking you will receive your calendar invitation on Monday 7th February 2022 and can all participants please join the session 15 minutes before the start time to allow being admitted onto the event.

We look forward to you joining the session.