17 January 2017 | Comments
USING THE INTERNET SAFELY
The St Helena Safeguarding Children’s Board last week launched a four-week campaign to raise awareness among parents and children of the dangers of the internet, and how to use the web safely.
Week two of this campaign focuses on Using the Internet Safely and provides advice on how to get the best out of the World Wide Web, while ensuring that you remain safe online.
Acting Director of Safeguarding, Paul McGinnety, said:
The World Wide Web is a true phenomenon that has changed the way we live our lives. However, we also know that there are hidden dangers and we want to highlight these dangers to children, young people, and their families, to enable them to stay safe, as part of this campaign.”
Various radio interviews will continue on local stations and posters will be published in both newspapers and issued to schools and youth groups on the Island.
Telecommunications company Sure SA Ltd is supporting the campaign, and local business, Gigabyte IT Solutions, will be providing useful advice on its weekly tech show on Saint FM.
A poster on Using the Internet Safely is attached to this release.
Internet Watch Foundation Portal
The public is also reminded of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) portal which allows web users to report images and videos of child sex abuse safely and anonymously (https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/uk-ots-join-forces-with-the-internet-watch-foundation/)
The Reporting Portal can be accessed at www.report.iwf.org.uk/sh
Any reports of suspected online child sexual abuse imagery generated in St Helena will be assessed directly by one of IWF’s analysts, respected globally for their experience.
17 January 2017