Tuesday 7th February 2023
Safer Internet Day is held every February in over 170 different countries. The goal of Safer Internet Day is to call on people across the world to work together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, but especially for young people. In the UK, the UK Safer Internet Centre run a campaign especially for the day which aims to start a national conversation about using technology safely and positively.
Last year over half of children and young people in the UK heard about the campaign, but it also involves and influences government, charities, police forces and tech companies including social media and gaming platforms.
This Safer Internet Day asks everyone to make space for conversations about life online, especially with young people.
That’s why this year, the theme for Safer Internet Day is:
Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online
To help raise further awareness of the importance of keeping safe online, pupils in all year groups have written their own pledges about how they will keep safe online.
So, this Safer Internet Day we are challenging everyone to talk about it.
Talk to your friends. Talk to the adults you know and trust.
Most importantly, tell them if something is worrying you. It’s never too late to share an online problem and get help and support that can make things better.
Happy Safer Internet Day everyone!