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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated around the world in 11th February of each year.

It’s estimated there are 3.9 billion global internet users, with the increase in technology, P.N.G. now has over 900,000 internet users, and 3.3 million people out of the total PNG population of 8 million use mobile phones for internet.

This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebration will take place on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 with the slogan "Together for a better internet”.

Safer Internet Day aims to promote a responsible, respectful, critical and creative use of digital technologies, especially among children and young people, and to call on all stakeholders to play their part in creating a better internet.

Safer Internet Day encourages people from over 150 countries to come together and play their part for a better internet.

Notes: from safelyonline.eu

Internet & Privacy:

Do your parents know what you do online?
Not every family talks openly about internet use, often the child takes the initiative
Tip: Show interest in what your child does online

How long do your parent allowed you on the internet?
Half of all children have rules about use of the internet at home.
Tip: Make sure that your rules about mobile phones and the internet suit your child

    Internet Password safety?
Children have passwords that consist of letters, numbers and characters
Tip: Teach your child that a password is like a toothbrush. You don’t share it with others and you change it regularly.

How Do you protect your privacy and mobile number?
Tip: Regularly check internet privacy settings together with your child

5. Internet Block, Report and viruses?
Tip: Teach your child he/she can also come to you

6. Sharenting? Parents sharing/posting photos
Tip: Ask your child’s permission before you post a photo of him/her

 Cyber Bulling:

Situations of bullying?
6% of all children have teased or bullied someone… 16% of all children have had fights via the computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Tip: Teach your child to respect others offline as well as online.

I’m being bullied?
How do people cyber bully? Forwarding embarrassing images, excluding others online or sending offensive messages, images etc, etc.
Tip: Teach your child to say “STOP”, to not respond or block the bully

Trusting in someone?
Children are more likely to talk to a peer for confidence than an adult
Tip: Create a relationship of trust with your child so he/she can always come to you

 Who responds to cyber bullying?
Some children are being bullied, but there are many more children who witness cyber bullying. They play an important role.
Tip: Teach your child to respond against cyber bullying and support the victim

 Teachers who Do intervenes?
7 out of 10 cyber bullying cases happens within the same school.
Tip: contact the school if the cyber bullying is happening there.

Teachers who Don’t intervenes?
7 out of 10 cyber bullying cases happens within the same school.
Tip: Encourage, together with other parents, that something is being done at school against cyber bullying.

 Social Media:

Do your parents know what you do online?
Which social media platforms do you use?
Tip: in the beginning, explore social media together with your child.

What is Tik Tok?
Popular among children and 12-14yr olds
Tip: Teach your child to only make Tik Toks he or she would also perform in front of a live audience

 Own Youtube channel?
Youtube is the most popular with children because of the great interest in films and music
Tip: Show interest in what your child does online

    Why is it fun?
-     87% of children are happy when they’re online.

Tip: know that social Media is just a means of maintaining contact.

FM 100 / PNGehow

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