Safer Internet Day 2021

Posted on: 04/02/2021

This years Safer Internet Day will be on the 9th of February. This year, perhaps more than ever, staying safe online is an important part of learning to use technology. Staying safe can mean a wide variety of things, and the meaning chosen to be the focus of this year's Safer Internet Day is how to identify what is fact and what is fiction online.

Fake news has been all over the media in the last year, especially in relation to the US elections, but is hasn't been limited to overseas. We've seen fake news in the UK on a variety of topics, including pieces linking Covid-19 to 5G.

To help young people and parents navigate this complex new facet of the internet, the UK Safer Internet Centre have some top tips, which are linked below.

We hope that everyone is able to stay safe at the moment, not just physically and mentally, but virtually as well.

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