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Safer Internet Day – in February each year since 2003 – is a global effort to make the internet a safer place for all – especially young people.

We have articles, videos, and many other resources you can use today – and every day – to protect and empower the young people in your life to be safer online. You can:

1. Watch these Kidpower Shorts episodes with young people:

2. Revisit – or start! – an agreement with young people about online activity boundaries using the Kidpower Digital Citizenship and Safety Agreement template.

3. Add to your Safety Leadership skill set with these tips for adults to help kids have more fun and fewer problems online:

4. Browse our Resource Library to find tips to build the skills your kids need most! The skills for being safe with people online are the same skills for being safe everywhere else, tailored to each specific situation. Together with kids of any age, including those not online at all, practice in-person skills – and know that you are helping them build skills that will support a lifetime of safer, more positive online experiences!

5. Enroll in an online workshop teaching skills that will help kids be safer online:

More workshops will be added soon, so stop by Kidpower.org/workshops for new options.

We’re excited to participate in Safer Internet Day – and, at the same time, we know that adults play a crucial role every day in keeping kids safe, online and everywhere else. Let us know about your Safer Internet Day activities – and let us know what you need from Kidpower to protect and empower the young people in your life!

 

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Published: February 9, 2021   |   Last Updated: February 9, 2021

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.

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