Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tell Sid #SID2015 ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.

Ultimately a better internet is up to us.

Safer Internet day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer on line community. It calls upon law enforcement, companies, policy makers, and the wider on-line community, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

ComRes data*
45% of adults who use social networking and messaging apps said they occasionally see people on their social networks and messaging apps posting unkind, negative or upsetting content.

72% of adults reported sharing gossip and rumours  using social networking and messaging apps

 59% of adults have experienced people posting things that attack a certain group (e.g. racist, sexist or homophobic comments)


There is useful advice and good practise. It's not just for children but for ALL of us. There is a quiz on the site covering:-

  • ·         Sharing photos and videos on line
  • ·         Reporting on social networking sites
  • ·         On line communication
  • ·         Evaluating Information on line
  • ·         Accepting friends on line
  • ·         Sharing personal information with others
  • ·         Embarrassing images on line
  • ·         Downloading music on line
  • ·         Meeting up with on line strangers
Which of the following have you ever done online?  
BBC Smart Campaign research secondary school children

Looked at or read things that you think your parents/carers wouldn’t like you to see - 47%

Signed up to services or websites that aren’t meant for people of your age - 29%

Been unkind to others - 15%

Sent pictures or videos to people of yourself that your parents/carers wouldn’t want you to share - 14%

Sent pictures or videos to people of others that your parents/carers wouldn’t want you to share - 14%

Shared videos of yourself doing risky or unsuitable activities (like challenges or dares) - 13%
Net: Any of these - 57%  

 Source: BBC commissioned research Be Smart  Campaign 

Related Link

Selling privacy, social media and cyber bullying

*Source: ComRes interviewed 1,445 GB adults on line 14th-15th November Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults 18+   

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