Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year’s Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 5 February 2019 with the global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’.
In the UK the campaign will focus on empowering young people to take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context.
Last year’s Safer Internet Day was our most successful ever. We reached 45% of children aged 8-17 in the UK, while 30% of parents heard about it. The campaign saw over 1,700 organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
We also had:
- 760+ media mentions;
- 9.1 million social reach;
- 500,000+ views of SID video content;
- 800,000 downloads of the UK Safer Internet Centre’s educational resources;
- 95% of teachers said SID encouraged conversations about the safe use of the internet between teachers and pupils;
- 41% of teachers said it led to disclosures of potential safeguarding issues online.
In the UK the campaign is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC), a partnership of three leading organisations – Childnet International, the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) and SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning). We work together to make the internet a better and safer place for children and young people. The partnership was appointed by the European Commission in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.
How you can get involved in Safer Internet Day 2019
You can link up with the wider campaign taking place across the UK – and globally in over 130 countries – by following the UKSIC social media channels for more news – on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
As we get closer to the date and more news and resources appear, please keep checking back on the website at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019.