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Blue Light SA supports Safer Internet Day February 5th 2019

Safer Internet Day is a global yearly event being held on Tuesday, 5 February in 2019.

The event is to raise awareness about internet safety and the positive role of digital technology.  It is celebrated in over 130 countries and in Australia it is driven by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner https://www.esafety.gov.au/.  It a day which encourages us to explore ways in which we can all help to create a better, safer internet and helps to provide individuals and communities with tools to make sure they have positive online experiences.

This year’s theme – ‘Together for a better internet’ – encourages people to use the online world safely by developing four, critical skills called the 4Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.

Respect:             I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated

Responsibility:  I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong

Reasoning:         I question what is real

Resilience:         I get back up from tough situations

South Australia Police (SAPOL) have an ongoing commitment to creating a safer internet and are supporting Safer Internet Day 2019 by running an online campaign promoting the day and providing information to the community about cyber safety and how to report cybercrime.

But SAPOL cannot do it alone. Everyone in our community, including young people, have an important part to play in creating a safer, better internet for all.  Young people have an enormous impact in helping to create a safer internet, both for themselves and others. So, how can you get involved and help make a difference?

You can get involved in supporting Safer Internet Day 2019.  With a parent, guardian’s or carer’s permission check out the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s Safer Internet Day 2019 webpages https://www.esafety.gov.au/saferinternetday to find out how.

You can help spread the message by posting a pledge board picture from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s website on the Blue Light SA Inc. Facebook page sharing which of the 4Rs is most important to you and why.  Use #SID2019 or #SaferInternetDay on social media posts in support of the day.  Remember to make sure you protect your privacy and have a parent, guardian’s or carer’s permission before you put any images online.