Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day  2018

Safer Internet Day is a day celebrated worldwide to promote safer use of the internet by children and adults. It is held on the first Tuesday in February and the next day will be held on February 5th 2019.

The Safer Internet Day website has a wealth of resources to give advice to help you stay safe on the internet with advice on everything from protecting your passwords and keeping your personal and financial information safe to preventing cyberbullying and understanding how to behave courteously online.

There are resources which are appropriate for different age groups including young children, teens and adults including advice for parents on how to monitor their child's internet usage.

Screen Time Guidelines for Babies, Toddlers, Children and Teens

Equifax, who are an official supporter of Safer Internet Day, have created this infographic to help parents to keep their children safe while using the internet, and they have also produced a free booklet called How To Stay Safe Online which can be downloaded from their website.

Equifax also carried out a survey for Safer Internet Day 2018 which showed the following startling information.



Do You Know What Are Your Children Sharing Online?

Just 30% of UK parents are 'friends with' or followers of their children’s social media accounts, and 80% of parents never check their children’s internet-enabled devices to see what they are sharing.

Internet safety expert Russell Winnard from Young Enterprise - the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity - comments that:-

"If parents are not regularly checking their children’s smartphones or tablets – not just the posts visible to those parents who do actually follow their accounts – they could be missing vital clues."

"Some parents believe they are doing their bit by following their children’s accounts, but this does not take into account the fact that a child could be putting themselves at risk with the information, messages and content they send and receive privately."

Related: 20 Classic Childrens Books That You Can Download For Free

He went on to say that:-

"Another issue raised in the study is that of photos and videos being shared. Naïvely, 30% of parents believe that once a photo of their child is deleted from a social media account it is wiped from existence. That is simply not the case."

"Images can stay online indefinitely, depending on where and how they have been shared. It is also concerning to see that more than 25% of parents believe it is sometimes acceptable to share images of other people, without gaining permission."

Are Your Children Safe Online? - Infographic

Safer Internet Day: Protecting your children online – An infographic from Equifax UK

The results of the Equifax-commissioned study also revealed that many parents are concerned about how much time their children spend online, so much so that one in five confiscate smartphones and tablets at bedtime to limit the time their children can spend online.

Be The Parent That You Want To Be

17 Easy Tips For Saving Money On Children's Clothes

Best New Baby Gift Ideas



Latest Posts

The 10 Best Animated Family Movies of 2018

Fun & Easy Penguin Mason Jar Craft for Kids

Screen Time Guidelines for Babies, Toddlers, Children and Teens 2018

The 10 Best West End Shows For All The Family

17 Personalised Christmas Decorations To Treasure For Ever



About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!








Popular Now

Family Movies In Cinemas Christmas 2018



20 Teacher Gift Ideas Under £20



Knit for Charity - Click your needles (or hook!) for a good cause



Top Toys for Christmas 2018




Freebies for Pregnant Mums + New Baby



Out Now! - December's DVD releases for Kids



Events in December 2018



Free Personalised Printable Father Christmas Letters