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Safer Internet Day

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a UK wide conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Find out more at www.saferinternetday.og.uk.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

Date: 5 February 2019

Global theme: Safer Internet Day: together for a better internet

UK theme: Our internet, our choice: Understanding consent in a digital world

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. The campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces. We want SID 2019 to empower young people to develop, take control of their online lives and use the positive power of the internet for good.

Here is everything you need to help you mark Safer Internet Day at your school, youth setting or even workplace:

  • Education packs for schools and organisations from the UK Safer Internet Centre. Six packs are available to download aimed at young people aged from 3 to 18-year olds, educators and parents and carers with activities, assembly scripts and lesson plans.
  • A supplementary pack specifically for schools in Wales contains additional resources to help schools celebrate Safer Internet Day 2019.
  • Register your school/organisation as a Safer Internet Day supporter.
  • Spread the word download and use our campaign toolkit.

  • Join us and share your Safer Internet Day activities on social media using #SaferInternetDay2019 and #OurInternetOurChoice.

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