Safer Internet Day

It's Safer Internet Day!

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally today with the theme: Together for a better internet

Safer Internet Day 2020

The UK theme this year is 'Free to be - exploring identity online.' The campaign fosuses on what makes up your online identity – such as the facts orcharacteristics about you, how others perceive and interact with you, as well as howonline services identify you. It will also look at how offline stereotypes and discrimination are challenged or reinforced online.

Thank you to all of the organisations that have signed up, and for those that haven't yet there is still time to do so!

Addtionally, there is the Safer Internet Day Quiz! This quiz is a fun way for young people aged 7-11 to test their knowledge of online identity.

Here are some more ways you can get involved with Safer Internet Day 2020:

 #1   Spread the word!

Download our Social Media Guide to help you spread the word. This includes our social media posts, images and ways you can get involved on social media – don’t forget to use the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and #freetobe! Post today with: Today is Safer Internet Day! Join us and @UK_SIC this #SaferInternetDay to create a better internet – RT to show your support saferinternetday.org.uk

#2 Let's create an internet where we are #freetobe...

Join the #freetobe social media campaign - download our template and create your own design!

#3   Download and share the learning resources

Each year for Safer Internet Day we create educational resources for 3-18 year olds focusing on online safety issues that affect young people. Take a look at these resources on the UK Safer Internet Centre website, including Education PacksSafer Internet Day films, quiztop tips and more! These free resources and films are tailored for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s and parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators. 

For more information on Safer Internet Day and find out more ways you can get involved, please visit saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020

What is Safer Internet Day?

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

The campaign sees over 1,700 organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK. 

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

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. Get involved to play your part! 

Check out resources from previous years:

Each year the UK focuses on a different topic which is designed to reflect the current issues facing young people online as well as tackling emerging trends.

Visit www.saferinternetday.org.uk to find out more