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Safer Internet Day 2015 Highlights Safe Gaming Console Features

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Today is Safer Internet Day 2015. In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre and it sees hundreds of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

This explores the role everyone plays in helping create a better and safe online community whether that is for social media, online sharing or video-games. It calls upon "young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet".

As part of the campaign UK Safer Internet Centre launches #Up2Us, a new film made by over 150 schoolchildren about their online experiences with the aim of inspiring young people across the UK to do something kind online this Safer Internet Day.

Celebrities including young stars such as Britain’s Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, have backed the campaign. They feature on Safer Internet Day TV, which is presented by CBBC Friday Download stars Molly and Harvey, and will stream live today at 11am, 2pm and 7pm.

They join hundreds supporting the #SID2015 social media campaign to ‘share a smile online’. It’s available to watch here and here. The programme will also feature advice and practical information from experts and providers such as Facebook, Google and Twitter on internet safety.

The UK Safer Internet Centre also offers a range of resources and advice on how to stay safe online, including specific advice about setting up parental controls on the Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox.

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Andrew Robertson
Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.