Safer Internet Day 2021

Today is Safer Internet Day and we’re sharing tips and advice on how you and your family can stay safe online.

Globally, extremists use misinformation to influence, groom and recruit children and young and vulnerable people.

And in the past 12 months, the coronavirus pandemic has really brought home to us how easy it is to spread misinformation through social media and websites.

Various stories containing false information about coronavirus vaccines have fuelled health scares, false accusations and potentially damaging hoax stories.

That’s why it’s really important that we use the SHARE checklist before sharing news online.

Reliable online safety resources

Our online safety page shares lots of really great resources for checking where information comes from, together with tips for parents on talking to children and young people about staying safe online.

Take the safer internet quiz

The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

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