Global Day of Parents

Today we celebrate the Global Day of Parents, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and celebrated on 1 June every year since.

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we reflect upon the role parents and carers have in providing children with both the tools and the confidence to explore the online world in a safe and responsible manner.
 
The Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres has developed several resources providing guidance and information to parents. One particular resource, ‘The Digital Universe of Your Children', tackles the parental concern of ‘Who are your kids talking to online?'. This three-minute animation provides useful tips for parents to help their children to stay safe.
 

Additionally, eight informative tip sheets are shared at the end of the animation providing information on a range of topics such as ‘Privacy on social networks', ‘Online gaming', ‘Blocking', ‘Risks online', ‘Online friends', ‘Meeting strangers', ‘Personal information' and ‘Online reputation', helping parents to understand and address these issues with their children.
 
Find further information, see ‘The Digital Universe of Your Children' resource page here.
 
For more educational resources, consult the Better Internet for Kids Resource gallery.

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