Ensuring that people are safe online is not just the responsibility of parents, teachers and business owners, but it is a collective responsibility. We are all responsible for internet safety, in particular for keeping young people safe in their homes, schools and web-based communities.
Online safety training should begin as early as possible, as soon as a child is able to hold a device or watch a screen. Parents need to ensure they set appropriate levels of filtering and monitoring while teachers should promote the safe use of digital technology. Business owners can also take steps to educate their workers about the importance of cybersecurity and the dangers of cybercrime. Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to put safeguards in place so that we all learn to use technology responsibly and respectfully.