Safer Internet Day

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Today is Safer Internet Day, dedicated to helping young people be safe and aware when online. 80% of young people have felt inspired to take positive action by something they've seen online. But over 1 in 5 young people have been bullied online, so efforts like this are vital for awareness. This year's theme is around the power of images. Over 12% of young people surveyed shared a selfie in the last hour, and 25% used Snapchat. As Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy we need to encourage connections and innovations in this space but we must ensure people are kept safe, which is why I've already called for compulsory online education in schools. You can find out more as well as find some activities and videos on the Safer Internet Day website.