Next Tuesday, 6 February 2024, is Safer Internet Day and SCAS is proud to be partnering with schools and businesses across Australia and the world to embrace the opportunity to reflect and learn about the significance of the internet and our interactions with it. Students will engage in a range of activities that prompt them to think about their usage of the internet, safe practices for doing so and how their actions online can impact others.
From the website of the eSafety Commissioner:
What is Safer Internet Day?
Safer Internet Day is a global initiative to raise awareness of online safety issues.The eSafety Commissioner leads the initiative in Australia. We educate people about online safety risks, like online abuse, how to be safe online and where to go for help.
This Safer Internet Day we’re encouraging you to take three simple actions when approaching online safety: Connect. Reflect. Protect.
Connect safely by keeping apps and devices secure and reviewing your privacy settings regularly.
Reflect on how your actions online may affect others or your safety.
Protect yourself and others by visiting eSafety.gov.au to find out how to stay safe online and report online abuse.
By doing these things and sharing the Connect. Reflect. Protect message, we can work towards making every day a Safer Internet Day.
Why Safer Internet Day is important
We use the internet in almost every aspect of our lives, so it’s important for everyone to know about online safety.
Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for workplaces, community organisations, schools, industry, government and families to promote online safety education and the benefits of being safe online.
Our goal is for everyone to be informed about online safety, understand how to report online abuse and actively contribute to a safer online environment – that’s why we need your support.
We encourage you to join the global initiative that unites communities, families, schools and organisations from more than 160 countries so that together, we can create safer online spaces.
Primary Director of Wellbeing