Flow, UNICEF partner for Safe Internet Day

Virtual conference entitled ‘Online Safely: What to Lookout For’

10 February 2022

The internet plays an increasingly significant role in the lives of young people. While this window on the world can be incredibly enriching, it can also be dangerous for the wellbeing of young people in terms of susceptibility to grooming, cyberbullying and trolling, among other issues.  

On 8th February 2022, UNICEF ECA and the telecommunications company FLOW hosted a virtual event which brought together almost 300 social workers and guidance counsellors from across the 12 countries that UNICEF ECA serves. It provided concrete and practical strategies for these key workers to help children, adolescent and parents navigate the internet in safety.  

Here below, are links to some online resources available on Internet Safety:

Lesson Plans and Activities

23 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety | Common Sense Education

Internet Traffic Light | Common Sense Education

Rewarding Relationships | Common Sense Education

Introducing Online Safety to Young Kids: Workshop Slides - Google Slides

Be Safer Online! (netsmartzkids.org)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Prevention Education And Resources (missingkids.org)

Internet Safety Resources: Get free lessons on cyberbullying (webwise.ie)

25 interactive classroom activity ideas (canva.com)

Feeling good on social media | Childline


Resources for Parents/Guardians

Resources for Engaging Parents and Families | Common Sense Education

Teaching Your Child about Internet & Online Safety | NSPCC

Internet safety for children 6-8 years | Raising Children Network

Internet Safety for Kids: Teaching Kids About Internet Safety (gcfglobal.org)

Finding Teachable Moments with Media - YouTube

Before you start the conversation - talking to teens about cyberbullying - Internet Matters

#TalkListenLearn - Starting the Conversation - (webwise.ie)

How to Discuss Internet Safety with Your Teen (childdevelopmentinfo.com)

Talking-to-kids-healthy-internet-use.pdf (mentalhealth.org.uk)