Navigating the online world can be challenging. To recognise Safer Internet Day here at OCOCO, we’re highlighting some of the best resources for staying safe online.
Safer Internet Day
The official Safer Internet Day website from UK Safer Internet Centre features all the information you need to learn about the event itself as well as some helpful resources and advice. Their mission is to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people.
The Childnet website features helpful information and guidance on a range of key online safety topics. As well as resources for teachers, parents and carers, the website also has a range of resources aimed towards children and teenagers.
HSBC have collated a list of tips for staying safe online when using online banking. They highlight the importance of security software and password protection. The advice will apply to users of all banks, but most banks have similar tips on their website.
National Cyber Security Centre
Head over to the National Cyber Security Centre website for top tips on ensuring you and your family stay secure online. From password protection to software updates, this is a thorough guide to follow.
NSPCC are working hard to keep children safe online. With a wide range of resources, their website is a great place for parents to find key advice. You can also sign up to their newsletter to get online safety news and advice straight to your inbox.
Getting online is a great way for older people to learn, share and connect with friends and family. Being active online also comes with the risk of scams and fraud. With online scams becoming increasingly common, read this advice from Age UK on what to look out for, and what to do if you suspect a scam.
This article from CBBC Newsround explains some of the research behind the experiences children have in the online world. According to the research, almost half of children are worried about safety risks online.
To mark Safer Internet Day, YouTube have shared a list of tools and resources to support teens’ mental health and wellbeing as they explore the world online. YouTube advocates for using breaks, privacy and autoplay tools to manage kids’ and teens’ time spent on YouTube.