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Safer Internet Day for families

Start the chat before someone else does

How you can be an online safety champion.

On Safer Internet Day, millions of people around the world unite to raise awareness about online safety issues and inspire positive change. So it’s a great opportunity to start that chat about online safety with the kids in your life.

You can use eSafety’s ideas and resources to help improve the online safety of your family and your community, not just on Safer Internet Day but every day of the year.

Where to start

There are lots of ways your school can be an online safety champion on Safer Internet Day.

Follow these steps to get started.

1. Register support

1. Register your support

We’re looking for parents, grandparents and others who care for kids to become Safer Internet Day champions. Show the world your support for online safety!

Register now

2. Download resources

2. Download resources

Get your community talking about ways to improve online safety.

Download the resources in our Safer Internet Day promotion kit and use them to start the chat about online safety with your family, friends and colleagues.

Make sure you register as a Safer Internet Day champion, so we can let you know as soon as new resources are available.

Promotion kit includes:

  • NEW! Social media images for sharing
  • NEW! Conversation starter cards - for kids and adults 
  • NEW! Conversation starter cards - for young people
  • Promotion kit instructions *updated
  • Top tips for online safety poster – Kids
  • Top tips for online safety poster – Young People
  • Tip bubble template and instructions
  • Email signature
  • PowerPoint presentation template

 

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3. Learn new skills

3. Learn new skills

Join a webinar designed specially for parents and carers

Join one of our inaugural webinars for parents and carers this Safer Internet Day. They’re free!

These live webinars will explore the latest research and expert advice for using technology safely. They are a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online. 

All sessions will be delivered by our eSafety expert, Greg Gebhart

 

Helping kids thrive online

Suitable for parents and carers of young people aged 5-12 years old.

  • 12 February 2020 – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (AEDT)
  • 14 February 2020 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (AEDT)

WEBINAR SIGN UP
 
The session will cover: 

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, contact with strangers and online bullying 
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges 
  • skills that young people need to protect themselves online  
  • how to get help if things go wrong

 

Tech, teens and time online

Suitable for parents and carers of young people aged 12-18 years old.

  • 11 February 2020 – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (AEDT)
  • 12 February 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (AEDT)

WEBINAR SIGN UP

The session will cover: 

  • ideas to start the chat about harmful content, relationships and online harassment 
  • strategies for addressing common digital parenting challenges 
  • online wellbeing strategies for teens  
  • how to get help if things go wrong

 

Explore our online safety hub

Find out how to start the chat about online safety with your child, by exploring eSafety’s great range of advice and resources. 

  • Visit our parents and carers pages, including lots of tips for helping your child have safe, enjoyable experiences online.
  • Get your children learning about online safety early, with our pages developed for kids and young people.
  • Download the parents guide to online safety booklet, available in multiple languages.
  • Keep on top of all the games and apps your child might be using, with our eSafety guide.
  • Avoid ‘tech tantrums’ with young children by getting them to help fill out a Family Tech Agreement, featuring Big Ted, Jemima and other characters from ABC Play School.
  • Read advice about how to choose good online content, in eSafety’s new Early Years resources for children under 5 and their families.
  • Find out how to choose the right tech gift for your child with our Gift Guide.
  • Try out our online safety interactive session. COMING SOON!
  • Check out our step by step guide to reporting different types of online abuse.

 

4. Share on social

4. Share on social

Help start the chat about online safety by raising awareness and sharing your Safer Internet Day support across social media.

START NOW, to get the conversation trending by 11 February! 

Remember to follow our advice on sharing photos of your kids to keep their privacy safe.

Here’s how…
 

Re-share an eSafety post 

  1. To help start the chat online about Safer Internet Day please share, like and comment on our posts. 
  2. Make sure you add #eSafetySID and tag us @eSafetyOffice.
  3. Use our template to share an online safety tip. 

 

Share your online safety tip with others on social media 

  1. Download our template and instructions, print on A4 or A3 paper and add your online safety tip.
  2. Take a photo of yourself/family holding your tip.
  3. Share on your social account. 
  4. Remember to add the hashtag #eSafetySID and #SID2020 so we can share your posts too!  

 

 

 

Share your own posts

  1. Join the discussion online by sharing your own posts of support on your social platforms. Use the suggested text below or create your own. 
  2. Remember to add the hashtag #eSafetySID and #SID2020 so we can share your posts too! 
  3. Download social tiles and suggested text below

 

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