Shop safe online this Christmas

As part of Get Safe Online week, Ofcom has today published a video setting out steps consumers can take and things they should look out for when shopping online this Christmas.

If you know of other similar resources please feel free to share.

Anti-Bullying Week

This is a week long event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

16-20 November 2009
This year’s Anti-Bullying Week campaign is ‘Stay safe in cyberspace’. The focus on cyberbullying is reflected in the resource pack sent to schools in England and the pack of resources for FE colleges.

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Get Safe Online begins this week

Get Safe Online begins this week.  Read more and learn how you could help.

Get Safe Online Week

This year Get Safe Online Week is from the 16th to 20th November.  It kicks off with a summit on the 16th:

The Summit is aimed at representatives from organisations and businesses that want to champion the safe and confident use of the internet for their customers and audiences.

Attending the Summit will:

  • Update you on the Get Safe Online initiative
  • Provide an insight into the key internet security issues and threats facing the UK
  • Launch the results of new research commissioned by GetSafeOnline.org
  • Feature speakers from government, law enforcement and industry
  • Give you the opportunity to put questions to our expert panel
  • Include a networking session and buffet lunch

Visit http://www.getsafeonline.org to learn more.

IWF Awareness Day 2009

Today is the Internet Watch Foundation’s (IWF) third Awareness day.

The IWF works with the internet industry, law enforcement agencies and other partners to tackle illegal content on the internet.  It operates a UK Hotline where the public can report potentially illegal web content.

“In 2008, Awareness Day led to increased reporting to the Hotline and an 18% increase in awareness of the IWF amongst UK internet users. The IWF hopes to increase that this year.
http://www.iwf.org.uk/media/news.268.htm

Media Literacy amongst Parents

With the internet playing an increasing role in everyone’s lives, especially those of children, it is important that parents have and maintain a level of media literacy.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life.

Thinkuknow.co.uk have a section which helps educate parents on how they can protect their children online.

Read more on Thinkuknow Parents Section