Today is Safer Internet Day 2023. UK Safer Internet Centre has organised celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. It is celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
That is why Get Safe Online is supporting the UK Safer Internet Centre in asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.
This year we are hoping to answer the following questions:
- What issues really matter to children and young people?
- What changes do they want to see?
- How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
To support this work, the UK Safer Internet Centre has created free educational resources for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s and 14-18-year-olds. There is also space for young people to share their thoughts on its video wall, get their voices heard in its youth charter, as well as support for parents and carers.
There is also the opportunity for organisations, charities, schools and wider to sign up as official supporters of the day.