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1 Let’s create a better Internet together.
'Safer Internet Day' 2015 Let’s create a better Internet together.

2 What is 'Safer Internet Day'?
Organised by the ‘U.K. Safer Internet Centre’. Annual event Every February 2015 is the twelfth SID event The campaign will take place worldwide on Tuesday 10 February 2015.

3 'Safer Internet Day' 2015 'Let's create a better Internet together'. Focus on the creative things Consider the balance between positive and negative opportunities.

4 'Let's create a better internet together'.
This year’s theme covers the responsibility and the roles that all Internet users can play in making the Internet a better place. Users including: Children and young people, Parents and carers, Educators or social care workers.

5 How can you contribute to creating a better Internet for everyone?
Write a blog Learn how to design and create games

6 What do you do online?

7 Online actions have offline consequences.

8 Music… In the real world would you: In the online world you are:
Be happy if the version of your favourite song was really bad quality ? Would it bother you if you played a song and as a result it caused expensive damage to your computer/CD player? Go into a shop and steal a CD? Be ok if the music you played caused illegal content to appear on your computer? In the online world you are: Illegally downloading music covered by Copyright from peer to peer file sharing sites. Being fined a minimum of £1000 if you are caught. Often downloading viruses and illegal images onto your computers as a result of using these services. Able to discover and support new bands using sites like Myspace Able to legally listen to music for free on sites like Spotify, Last Fm and We7

9 Friends and Chat… In the online world you: In the real world:
Are more likely to start talking to someone you don’t know and add anyone to your friend lists. People aren’t always honest with who they are, their age or what they look like. 50%* young people find it easier being themselves on the internet than when they are face-to-face Are more likely to say hurtful and upsetting things – it’s not always clear when something's a joke. In the real world: Would you just start talking to a random person on the street? It’s hard to pretend to be something you’re not. Its hard to say something nasty to someone's face. You can tell from body language and the tone of voice how people intend comments to be taken.

10 What you share… In the real world would you:
Tell a complete stranger where you live, your full name, mobile number etc? Would you want over 500 million people to see a photo of you and your friends? Be happy if your friend shared a particularly unattractive photo of you with the whole school? Want your employer/ university/ teacher/ family to see everything you get up to on the weekend? In the online world you are: Often sharing personal information with people you don’t know. Posting photo’s and videos onto the biggest online billboards in the world Rarely asking permission to upload pictures of your friends – what if they don’t want the image online? If you don’t set your privacy settings – you never know who could see your content. Able to be creative and share content with friends and family across the world.

11 What negative aspects should I avoid getting involved with?
Cyber-bullying Sexting Trolling

12 Cyber-bullying Cyber-bullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.

13 Cyber bullying using phones
Cyber-bullying can be as simple as an unpleasant text. If you receive nasty text messages you must tell someone. If you are being bullied via your phone, keep a detailed log.

14 Cyber-bullying over Social Media
Cyber-bullies post hurtful comments or send threatening private messages. Some bullies even think it’s just a joke. Cyber-bullying is often hidden from the view of parents or teachers. If you feel that you are being cyber-bullied, don’t delete the texts or messages, show them to your teacher or your parents.

15 ‘Sexting’ What is ‘Sexting’? Sexting is “the act of sending sexually explicit messages or images, primarily between mobile phones.” There have been a number of high profile cases where young people have been involved in ‘sexting’ which have resulted in very serious consequences. Here’s why:

16 ‘Sexting’ By sending indecent pictures of a person under 18 on to someone else you could be breaking the law, even if you are under 18 yourself. If a teenager were to have in their possession an indecent image of another minor, they would technically be in possession of an indecent image of a child, which is an offence under the Protection of Children Act 1978 and the Criminal Justice Act It could ruin someone’s reputation or worse destroy their life.

17 ‘Trolling’ The Oxford Dictionary defines a ‘troll’ as someone who “...submits a deliberately provocative posting to an online message board (or some form of social media) with the aim of inciting an angry response.”

18 ‘Trolling’ Ms. Criado-Perez was targeted with no less than 50 extremely abusive tweets an hour. In 2010 a man posted a “menacing” message on Twitter threatening to blow up Robin Hood Airport in South Yorkshire. In 2011, a 25 year old unemployed man, posted offensive videos and messages onto Facebook tribute pages mocking the deaths of teenagers. The law The Communications Act 2003 governs the internet, , mobile phone calls and text messaging Under section 127 of the act it is an offence to send messages that are "grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character" The offence occurs whether those targeted actually receive the message or not

19 What negative aspects should I avoid getting involved with?

20 How do I find out more about 'Safer Internet Day' 2015

21 Let’s create a better Internet together and stay safe online
'Safer Internet Day' Let’s create a better Internet together and stay safe online

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