8th February is observed as Safer Internet Day in many countries across the world. This day has become even more important with children and young adults spending more time on the World Wide Web now.
Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the second day of the second week of February. It aims to provide safer and better internet, with responsible users and safety nets from data leaks.
How can the internet be dangerous?
There are people and robots that can steal your personal informations (like passwords, banking details, ID cards) and use them to hack your accounts, steal money from your bank or even create a fake identity.
People can be posing as someone else online and get you to reveal information that you would not have shared with a stranger. They can then use this information against you or try and ask you for things like money in return for not telling others what you shared.
Do you know how you can keep yourself safe online?
- Never share information like your address, birthday, phone numbers with people you have only met online.
- Never agree to meet ANYONE that you only know online, in person. You must tell your parents if someone asks you to meet them in real life.
- Never give your or your parent's banking information to online friends.
- Don't accept friend requests from stangers on your social media accounts.
- Don't share images of yourself, your family members or your house with strangers online.
- If you come across something online that bothers you -make sure you discuss it with your parents or teachers. They will help for sure!
The theme for Safer Internet Day 2022 is Together for a better internet.
The SID was an initiative from Europe and has now been recognized by about 150 countries across the globe. Take the time today to spread awareness about this day and the importance of keeping yourself safe online.
Your Online Responsibility
- Give a thought to your behaviour in online classes and chatrooms.
- If you use Social Media, make sure you never hurt anyone on these public platforms and never post personal things about your friends or family that they would not want to share with others.
- Stay clear of sharing information that is not verified so that you are never invovled in spreading fake news.
BEWARE! If you have an uncomfortable feeling about someone you are on touch with online please disucss it with your parents or teachers.
The internet can teach us a lot of awesome stuff! Let's make sure that is what we are using it for and that we are always being respectful online.
Be safe, be alert and have fun learning with technology!