Crime Stoppers

Safer Internet Day 2018

Monday 05-Feb-2018 13:06

Northern Territory Police is supporting efforts towards a safer internet by promoting Safer Internet Day (SID) on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

SID is celebrated globally in February each year in over 130 countries. It aims to raise awareness about the safe and responsible use of new technologies.

This year’s theme is ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. This will encourage users to create a better internet for everyone, in particular our youngest users.

The day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite together to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.

Everybody has the right to feel safe when using the internet. To achieve that, everyone must take responsibility in understanding the dangers, and educate each other about those risks and possible consequences of posting images when using social networking.

Communicate online respectfully. If a friend or someone close to you is experiencing cyberbullying, trolling, unwanted contact or sexting, encourage them to report it and seek support by talking to a trusted adult or by contacting the Kids Helpline.

We hope you’ll join us and everyone globally in celebrating the day on 6 February.

You can find out more about SID at www.saferinternetday.org and further information on internet safety is available at: