Safer Internet Day 2019 has been designed to highlight positive uses of technology to create a safer online community. Picture by John Schnobrich.
Safer Internet Day 2019 has been designed to highlight positive uses of technology to create a safer online community. Picture by John Schnobrich.

Safer Internet Day campaign supported in Hull

A campaign to promote safe use of the internet is being supported in Hull.

Safer Internet Day 2019, which took place on February 5, was designed to highlight positive uses of technology to create a safer online community.

It saw hundreds of organisations across the country get involved and join a conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

The slogan for this year’s campaign is ‘Together for a better Internet’.

Councillor Mike Thompson, portfolio holder for community safety, said: “The internet is a vital part of everyday life for everyone from children to the elderly. We are increasingly vulnerable as we socialise, shop, and bank online more and more.

“Hull City Council supports Safer Internet Day and we urge all residents to take care when using the internet.”

Hull Libraries offer fantastic learning opportunities for residents. Look out for the ‘’Making the most of the internet’’ course later this year. Get more information here.

Watch a video below in which UK Safer Internet Centre’s virtual reality app, Digital Detectives, is tested by children aged seven to 11.

The top 5 tips from the UK Safer Internet Centre for staying safe online are:

  • Choose to be aware
  • Choose to make sensible choices online
  • Choose to ask if it’s okay
  • Choose to be a role model
  • Choose to ask for help

Get more top tips at the UK’s Safer Internet Centre.

Join the conversation and get involved on social media by using the hashtag #SaferInternetDay2019

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