Safer Internet Day 2022 - Tuesday 8 February
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. Its aim is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.
This year the campaign theme is ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
Find out more about Safer Internet Day 2022. We would encourage you to check out the following useful resources, it doesn’t take long and there is some great information provided.
• Film for parents and carers
• Top tips for U11s
• Advice for 11-18s
• Advice for parents and carers
Guidance from The FA
The FA have produced a range of guidance to help children and young people stay safe online. It covers football-specific topics relevant to those running clubs and leagues, or supporting young players, as well as more general online safeguarding issues. The online and digital safety resources are detailed below, they are available in the complete downloads directory of all FA safeguarding guidance notes.
• 6.1 RUNNING WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS (FOR CLUBS AND LEAGUES)
• 6.2 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CHILDREN (FOR ALL)
• 6.3 STAYING SAFE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD (FOR TEENAGERS)
• 7.4 FAKE NEWS: WHAT TO TRUST ONLINE (FOR ALL)
• 8.5 TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S ONLINE SAFETY (FOR PARENTS/CARERS)
• 8.6 GROOMING – THE SIGNS AND STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD (FOR PARENTS/CARERS)
For further support and guidance please visit TheFA.com or the UK Safer Internet Centre.