On Safer Internet Day we come together for a better internet

Published:  Fri 1 Feb 2019

With the theme ‘Together for a better internet,’ the campaign in the UK focuses on empowering young people to take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context. 

Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated globally in February each year to raise awareness of e-safety issues amongst children and young people.

Last year 45% of young people across the UK heard about SID and as a result of the day three quarters of parents and carers across the UK said they talked to their child about using the internet safely. We also saw over 1,700 organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC), we help organise and support SID, alongside Childnet International and SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning). The partnership was appointed by the European Commission in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. Our partnership helps make the internet a better place.

How can you support #SaferInternetDay2019?

On Safer Internet Day there will be national events, activities in schools, media coverage, lots of social media engagement, as we all aim to reach as many children and families across the UK as possible. You can help us make this happen. 

1.    You can join the campaign and register as a supporter here. 

Thousands of schools, tech companies, police services, charities, football clubs and other organisations across the UK are invited to get involved in the campaign to inspire a safe and positive use of technology.

2.    Share our mass-Tweet!

Share the following Tweet at 8am on Tuesday 5 February to help begin SID with a bang!

Today is Safer Internet Day! Join us and @UK_SIC this #SaferInternetDay2019 to create a better internet. RT to show your support saferinternetday.org.uk. #OurInternetOurChoice

3.    Follow UKSIC on social media

You can link up with the wider campaign taking place across the UK and globally in over 130 countries by following the UKSIC social media channels for more news – on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

You can also join the social media campaign #OurInternetOurChoice #SaferInternetDay2019 and download the campaign toolkit here.

4.    Use the campaign packs

For more news and resources, please visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019, where you can find a range of resources to help you get involved, including educational resources and films.

Help us make #SaferInternetDay2019 the biggest yet! 

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