It’s Safer Internet Day

February 6th 2018

Today is Safer Internet Day 2018, with the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’

Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the campaign sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

As a result of this collective action Safer Internet Day 2017 reached three million children and two million parents across the UK.

Join today's campaign to make Safer Internet Day 2018 the biggest yet

Schools, companies, police services, charities and other organisations across the UK are invited to get involved in the campaign to inspire the safe and positive use of technology.

Last year, over a thousand organisations supported the day, and you can now register as a Safer Internet Day 2018 supporter to share what you are doing to support the day.

The UK Safer Internet Centre has provided ideas for getting involved and over the coming months will be sharing a range of resources to help you get involved, including educational resources and films. You can get involved now by helping to spread the word to any schools and organisations who could get involved on the day.

Today's plans

The campaign will create a huge buzz right across the UK and globally. There are national youth events, activities in schools across the UK, media coverage, a day of trending on social media, companies are spreading the word to customers and employees, as we all aim to reach as many children and families across the UK as possible.

Together we can make a positive difference

As a result of hearing about Safer Internet Day 2017, an evaluation found that the majority of children spoke to their families about staying safe online while 79% felt more confident about what to do about any worries online. As a result of the day, one in four young people said they spoke up about something that had been worrying them online.

Find out more and get involved #SID2018

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