Today marks the fifteenth year of Safer Internet Day #SID2018 and this year’s call to action is, ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you‘. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.
To mark SID 2018, Webwise today launches an educational resource, ‘Be in Ctrl’. Produced in partnership with An Garda Síochána, the ‘Be In Ctrl’ teaching resource has been developed to support teachers as they address the topic of online sexual coercion and extortion – often referred to as ‘webcam blackmail’. ‘Be in Ctrl’ contains three lesson plans, an information pack for school leaders, and will be supported by a Garda Schools’ Talk.
Webwise are asking everyone to support the campaign by telling @Webwise_Ireland, ‘How will you #BeInCtrl?’. A #BeInCtrl campaign awareness video has also been created featuring advice from our SID Ambassadors on how they will #BeInCtrl.