Safer Internet Day
Feb 02, 2022
Safer Internet Day on February 8th Offers Free Video Info & Tips
ConnectSafely.org will be hosting free, informational video interviews with internet safety experts and parenting authorities on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The nonprofit organization coordinates the United States’ participation in this annual, international-awareness day that encourages safe internet usage. Content featured will be of particular interest to parents, educators, and seniors.
For this year’s program, ConnectSafely.org queried parents, educators, and young people across the country to learn their concerns regarding staying safe online and using internet communications in a respectful way that promotes wellbeing. Addressing these concerns and topics such as bullying prevention and internet security are executives at popular apps such as Instagram; TikTok; and the gaming platform, Robolox; authors; pediatricians; and psychologists. Their advice and insights are presented in short videos ranging from 12 to 18 minutes in length. Each video includes discussion prompts to help continue the conversation on topics related to internet safety at home and school. The video presentation titles presented for parents and the community appear to offer something for everyone:
- Roblox: How to Help Kids Use It Safely
- Maximizing Well-Being on Instagram
- Discord: Understanding the Popular Chat App
- Parenting Gen Z with Author Rosalind Wiseman
- Building Emotional Intelligence with Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- Cyberbullying: How Common Is It & How Can I Protect My Kids?
- The Metaverse: What is It & What Parents Should Know
- Helping Teens Thrive on TikTok
- Seniors & Technology
- Pediatrician Talks Screen Time & Remote Learning
There’s also a series of videos for use in schools.
Major companies sponsoring this year’s virtual event include Google, Meta, Twitch, Amazon Kids, Discord, Roblox, Comcast, Trend Micro, Microsoft, NCTA (The Internet & Television Association), Twitter, and The Meet Group. Other partners include National PTA, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and Internet Crimes Against Children, among other associations.
Click here for further information and to access the video content.