News: Safer Internet Day 2011
8 February 2011
Tuesday 8 February was Safer Internet Day (SID) 2011, which aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people.
SID is is organised annually by Insafe and is supported by more than 65 countries around the world.
This year's focus is 'our virtual lives' with the tagline 'It's more than a game ... it's your life'. The aim of SID 2011's activities is to encourage children and young people to consider their safety when social networking and gaming online.
For more information about SID 2011, please visit: www.saferinternetday.org.
BBC Children's will host a range of initiatives across CBeebies and CBBC on Tuesday 8 February.
CBBC will air three interactive webisodes of its show Tracy Beaker Returns. Covering online relationships, cyberbullying and illegal downloads the webisodes aim to promote online media best practice and media literacy.
In addition the website will also host a live webchat with Saffron Coomber who plays Sapphire alongside an internet safety expert from Childnet. There will also be updated information on the CBBC Stay Safe section of the site.
On air, the CBBC channel will also screen a Newsround Special: Caught In The Web Again which highlights the potential dangers that can be found online.
Updated UKCCIS guidance
In addition, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has published updated good practice guidance for the providers of moderation, social networking, search, chat and instant messaging services.
The guidance aims to help create a safer online environment for children and young people so that they can safely enjoy the benefits the internet offers.
The guidance is available to download here.