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It’s Safer Internet Day

February 9th 2016

As a young person, parent, teacher, parent or organisation, what will you being doing today - Safer Internet Day 2016 - to help make the internet a better place?

At Get Safe Online, as part of the Social Internet Day’s #shareaheart social media campaign, we’re inviting everyone to create a pledge for Safer Internet Day.  Our CEO Tony Neate will also be making media appearances promoting the event, and child online safety in general.

The pledge can be a promise of something you will do on Safer Internet Day to make the internet a better place or it can be a wish for a better internet.

Getting involved is easy; all you need is a Safer Internet Day pledge, a way to record your message and a social media account to post your message on Safer Internet Day using the hashtag #shareaheart. The organisers have created a heart sign which can be used to write your pledges on. Visit the Make a Pledge page for a step-by-step guide. 

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, today will see over a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

They will be joining hundreds of individuals supporting the #SID2016 social media campaign to play their part and #shareaheart, which is set to reach over 4 million in a mass tweet at 8am today.

The day of positive action comes as the UK Safer Internet Centre launches a new report, Creating a Better Internet for All, that highlights young people's experiences of online empowerment and online hate.

Schools across the UK will be using the UK Safer Internet Centre’s Education Packs and Safer Internet Day TV films to explore these issues, and later today the UK Safer Internet Centre will be taking a group of young people to Number 10 Downing Street before hosting an event at the BT Centre in London to hear young people’s perspectives.

 In need of some inspiration for your pledge?  Here’s what 8 year-old Rory would like to see:

 

By Get Safe Online