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3rd Feb 2019

Safer Internet Day - Tue 5 Feb 2019

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Safer Internet Day 2019 SID2019 logo

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centrethe celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

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 and help to create a better internet. 

Each year for Safer Internet Day the UK Safer Internet Centre creates a range of resources to help educational settings and wider to celebrate the day. This includes:

  • Lessons plans, assemblies and films tailor made for all ages
  • Resources to support social media involvement on Safer Internet Day
  • Registration as a Safer Internet Day Supporter
  • National research looking at young people’s use of technology 

The UK Safer Internet Centre invites everyone to join Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe to help create a better internet on Tuesday 5th February 2019, and throughout the whole year! 

Safe Int Centre logoUK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centreis a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning, (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.

The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology by children and young people: 

  • coordinates Safer Internet Dayin the UK, reaching millions every year. In 2018 Safer Internet Day reached 45 of young people and 30% of parents in the UK.
  • founded and operates an online safety helpline for professionalsworking with children in the UK, including teachers, police officers, GPs and more
  • operates the UK’s hotlinefor reporting online child sexual abuse imagery 
  • develops new advice and educational resourcesfor children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment 
  • delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce, including free eventsacross the UK
  • trains children and young people to be peer educatorsand champions for the safe and positive use of technology
  • shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and facilitates youth panels togive young people a voiceon these issues.

For more information visit the websites of the partners: Childnet, the Internet Watch Foundationand SWGfL

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