Safer Internet Day 2017 is coming up on the 7th February. There is a very big campaign to raise awareness both in school and at home and to teach children to use the internet safely and responsibly.
Children in the UK are being asked to focus on the Power of Images in their digital lives. Safer Internet Day is running a national photography campaign to raise awareness around using images online in a safe and positive way.
” On 7th February 2017, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better Internet’ with millions of people around the world uniting for a better Internet.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.”(UK Safer Internet Centre)
There is a Photography Project Pack freely downloadable and children are encouraged to take photographs to meet a specific brief:
- In this brief young people are asked to create an image with a message that inspires others to: ‘be the change and unite to create a better internet’.
- This photography brief asks young people to create an image that shows how things we see online may not always be what they seem.
- For this photography brief, young people are asked to create an image that shows how the images we see online can be misunderstood.
- In this photography brief, young people are invited to create an image that demonstrates how young people can face pressure to look a certain way in the selfies they share online.
- In this photography brief, young people are asked to look for clues revealing personal information by accident. To help explain what not to do, young people are invited to create photos of a scenario where someone shares their personal information by accident.
- For this photography brief, young people are invited to create an image that shows how else you can represent yourself online without showing your face.