Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the annual event sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The date for this year's event is Tuesday 7th February.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe and INHOPE network and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. 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, sports coaches, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
In the UK, we are 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, with the theme Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.
How can I get involved?
In 2022, the Safer Internet Day campaign reached over half of UK children - with the help of clubs and leagues help, we can make 2023 even bigger!
Here are some suggestions and details of resources for Safer Internet Day 2023:
- Sign up as a Safer Internet Day Supporter and tell us your plans – register online here.
- Promote the day on social media using the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and tagging @UK_SIC on Twitter and Instagram.
- Take a look at the Safer Internet Day resources.
- Initiate conversations with parents and carers about your club's approach to using social media.
- Review and promote your club/league online safety advice on your site. Head to saferinternetday.org.uk for some ideas.
About the UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL).
In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.
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