Can you help share the latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online?
During this challenging time, we hope that you are remaining as positive as possible are continuing to stay safe.
Until we are all able to get back out there playing, supporting and officiating the game we all love, staying connected with your ‘football family’ can help. Our thanks go to every volunteer using this time at home to reach out, identifying positive opportunities amidst the challenges presented by this pandemic and the ongoing restrictions.
One such opportunity is to communicate about Safer Internet Day. This is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
The theme this year is - An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world.
The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
It would be great if you could share the resources provided below by hosting them on your Club or League website or social media page. We are keen that these reach as many parents/carers as possible, who in turn, share information with their children and become part of a positive conversation across football.
Resources for Safer Internet Day 2021
You can find out more about Safer Internet Day 2021 by visiting the website below.
UK Safer Internet Centre Website
We hope that highlighting the positives of social media and offering guidance via a variety of resources for both parents/carers and children and young people regarding the online world will be useful at this time.
Thank you for all that you are continuing to do to support your members and ensure everyone remains as positive, safe and healthy as possible.
You can find even more information on keeping football safe and enjoyable for all on our Safeguarding pages.