Nurturing a tech-literate generation

Nurturing a tech-literate generation

The UK tech sector is leading the way in protecting children online, and helping to promote Safer Internet Day

Today, 7 February 2017, marks Safer Internet Day 2017(#SID2017). For 24 hours, industry, government and the general public will unite to highlight the challenges and opportunities for young people online, and help affect the critical thinking, knowledge, resilience and support needed to use the internet safely.

#SID2017 is a global celebration of the safe and positive use of technology. Co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, #SID2017 encourages people from more than 100 countries to “unite for a better internet”. Last year, 1,140 UK organisations supported the event, collectively reaching 40% of UK children and young people. This year it looks set to break that record. The campaign also generates a wealth of online resources to allow young people to navigate the web effectively and safely.For tech businesses, supporting #SID2017 can be as simple as promoting and raising awareness through social media, but many organisations go further and run events and create resources that are updated continually.

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