International Day of Families

Today we celebrate the International Day of Families. Organised by the United Nations, the day is celebrated each year on 15 May to raise awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

2016-05-15 BIK team
What is the role of families in the online world?
Families can work together to ensure all members of the family can use the internet safely and responsibly in support of the day. 
Insafe provides several resources to be used within the family environment:
  • The Activity book, Play and learn: being online offers children aged 4-8 the opportunity to sharpen their basic language, mathematical, social and cultural skills. It gives them a glimpse of the impact modern technology can have on their everyday life. Above all it offers an opportunity for parents and teachers to sit together with children and discuss these important issues.
  • The Digital Universe of your Children is a three-minute animation which tackles the parental concern of 'Who are your kids talking to online?', providing practical tips for parents to help their children stay safe.
  • The eSafety Kit for Families was developed by Insafe and Liberty Global for children aged 6-12 and explores online safety issues such as security, communication, cyberbullying and entertainment, while offering parents, teachers and young people advice on how to overcome any issues encountered.
Find more eSafety resources in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Resource gallery.

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