A free event is being held on Saturday 6 February 2016 as part of Safer Internet Day 2016. This is the inaugural Digital ACE event and is being organised by people from across education, industry experts and supporting agencies, including the Digital Greenhouse Guernsey. Guidance will be available to children and adults alike, together with practical support, demonstrations and competitions.
The event is being held at Beau Sejour between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday 6 February 2016. More information is available here.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries and is supported by the European Commission and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre. Their website has e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. For example, a recent news article highlighted that according to figures published last week by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, around twice as many girls (19 per cent) than boys (10 per cent) reported being a victim of cyberbullying in 2014 and has a separate article with tips on how to deal with cyberbullying.
More information on the UK Safer Internet Centre is available here.