Today is Safer Internet Day – a global initiative to raise awareness of online safety issues. Led in Australia by the eSafety Commissioner, #SaferInternetDay encourages us to #ConnectReflectProtect. In an ever evolving internet world, online safety is just as important now as it ever was.
- connect safely and with purpose – keep apps and devices secure, and use social media in positive ways
- reflect before we act – take a moment to consider how things we do and say online may affect others
- protect ourselves and others by speaking up and taking action – tell family, friends, and colleagues about eSafety and how they can help
We use the internet every day, in almost every aspect of our lives – and sometimes without even realising – so it is crucial for everyone of all ages to be aware of online safety. Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us all to promote online safety education and the benefits of being safe online. Constable Care Foundation primary school programs Screen Name and Trending address online safety issues such as protective behaviours, cyberbullying, information sharing, privacy, and anonymity, delivered through live performance and engaging crowd interaction for students in years 4 to 6. Isolation, tailored for secondary school students in years 7 to 11, is delivered as part of our Youth Choices program offering, and uses Forum Theatre techniques to deliver education about cyberbullying and its impact on mental health and wellbeing. Addressing cyber safety risks, online virality, and personal privacy and anonymity is Youth Choices’ Overshare, for years 7 to 11 and delivered as a virtual reality experience, where students are empowered to choose their own adventure and witness outcomes and consequences of their online choices.
Lets work together to stay safe online! Book your Constable Care or Youth Choices online safety incursion today.