Safer Internet Day 2021
Today, Tuesday 9th February 2021 is ‘Safer Internet Day’ and this year’s theme is “Together for a better internet” which focuses on making the internet a safer and better place for us all.
As a member of the Army Cadet Force, it is important we stay safe online especially as our training is currently being conducted virtually. We have highlighted some key points that we feel are important that will make you more aware and also keep your safe. Please take a moment to read over them.
Question the source:
Consider where the information has come from and if you know the person or company sharing it. This could give you a reason to be suspicious or to feel that you can trust it.
Fact or opinion:
Take the time to examine the information you see online and compare it to what you already know about that topic. Do you know enough to decide whether to trust it? Be aware that a lot of what we see online is other people’s opinions and that there could be another side of the argument.
Is it too good to be true:
Think about the reasons behind the things you see online and why they are there. If a celebrity is promoting a product it is likely that they are being paid to do so. Understanding the motive behind the things you see online can really help you to decide what to trust.
Check with your family or friends:
It can be hard to know what to do about false or misleading content online, but if you see something misleading, upsetting or worrying online then please speak to someone for advice and guidance.