Today, throughout Europe, it is Internet Safety Day.
This annual event aims to promote the safer and more responsible use of Internet technologies. Concerns over the safety of young people using the Internet has followed a number of cases where the Internet, including social networking sites have been used by abusers to ‘groom’ children and young people. Safety campaigns have sought to find ways of protecting children and young people from adults who would do them harm. However, as this year’s theme ‘Think Before you Post’ suggests, it is equally as important to equip young children with skills to protect themselves while using the Internet. This also suggests that individual responsibility for your personal information is being promoted.