Safer Internet Day song – Surf

Safer Internet Day is in February every year. Check out this music video showing us how to stay safe online.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.

Transcript

In 1989,

this guy had a vision of connecting minds.

His name was Tim Berners-Lee,

and he invented the web for all the world to see.

It was a dream, built at CERN but the concern

was great power and responsibility to learn.

When you surf the internet like catching any wave,

it can gather, it can travel, it can crash and it can break.

Now, so much information to be found

so we're swimming through this data and we're trying not to drown.

3.2 billion online.

Are you aware of how to interact, who with and why?

 

(chorus)

You wouldn't go surfing if you never learned to swim.

Surfing on the web is a very similar thing.

Be informed, think about the actions you perform.

Do you give consent, where is it stored?

 

Do you give permission if they're sharing what you sent?

This is the mission and the issue is consent.

Check, where is this going, why?

Check, do I really want this online?

You wouldn't walk down the street, with photograph ID

giving your address to everybody you meet.

Same applies to the internet, no matter who you are,

that's why you get all them emails about GDPR.

Keep your information close and personal to you.

You don't have to give consent, even if they say you do.

Be wise, realise real life is connected,

to everything you click, hope that clicks in perspective.

Consent considers consequences, consent is care,

consent is asking others 'is it all right if I share?'

Is it all right if I share?

You wouldn't go surfing if you never learned to swim.

Surfing on the web is a very similar thing.

Be informed, think about the actions you perform.

Do you give consent, where is it stored?

But the internet was made to connect,

don't be caught in a web, simply pay your respect.

Sort fake from the real 'cause the real is amazing,

the internet provides boundless education.

1989: that's why they made it,

bringing us together 'cause together we are greater.

Children are the future, compute it 'cause you will shape it.

Moving to the future and we wanna make it safer.

 

(chorus)

© UK Safer Internet Centre

Discussion

How often do you use the internet? What do you do to stay safe online?

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Comments

Submitted by PolinaLogvinenko on Tue, 08/30/2022 - 13:00

I use the Internet every day.
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Submitted by Andrii on Fri, 11/12/2021 - 18:57

I use internet every day. I don't really understand what means "stay safe online" though. Does it mean to stay safe on social media or on websites?
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Submitted by empty on Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:41

This song is very good .
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Submitted by mannon on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:15

I love love love this great song.good hop friends

Submitted by thanhlong on Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:17

It is great
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