SQA supports Safer Internet Day

SQA and organisations throughout Europe joined together to support the Safer Internet Day. Organised annually by Insafe, the event promotes safer and responsible use of online and mobile technology, especially amongst children and young people.

SQA offers the first National Qualification in the EU in internet safety. Our first 'e-only' qualification,  Internet Safety, is designed for anyone who regularly uses the internet and wants to protect themselves while they're online. It's particularly suitable for young people, small businesses and online shoppers. It was devised in partnership with BT, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), Microsoft and Strathclyde Police.

Dr Janet Brown, SQA Chief Executive, said ‘SQA is proud to be the first UK awarding body to offer a formal qualification in Internet Safety and we recognise its increasing importance, not only to keep internet users safe, but also to help them get the best of the internet as an information tool for study and research.’

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