Each year Safer Internet Day gets bigger and bigger with 45% of young people hearing about the day in 2018. As one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre, which organises the day, we are very excited about Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 which will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2019, with the global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’.
About Safer Internet Day
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The campaign continues to grow from strength to strength and, for SID2018, an incredible 1,700 organisations got involved in supporting the day which reached 45% of young people aged 8-17 in the UK. Meanwhile our social media Thunderclap reached more than 9 million people, our education packs were downloaded more than 800,000 times and our SIDTV films were watched more than 400,000 times. Read the full impact report.
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
How can I celebrate Safer Internet Day?
Over the coming months the UK Safer Internet Centre will provide all the materials you need to get involved. This includes lesson plans, SIDTV films, top tips, social media assets, and much more. You will also be able to register your organisation or school as a Safer Internet Day supporter and appear on our supporter list.
The success of the day is dependent on everyone coming together to make the biggest noise possible. We know from past years about what a difference it can make and help provide the space and time to spark important conversations about how to use the internet positively and safely. From a survey of teachers who participated in Safer Internet Day, 95% said that it encouraged conversations about the safe use of the internet between teachers and pupils with 41% saying it led to disclosures of potential safeguarding issues online.
Keep an eye on the UK Safer Internet Centre social media pages to find out all of the latest Safer Internet Day news.