Safer Internet Day 2019 is being celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the theme: ‘Together for a better internet’.
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 and inspire a national conversation.
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.
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.
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 in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
Speaking about Safer Internet Day, Hull City’s Head of Safeguarding Kathy Rowe said: “Whilst there are many benefits to the internet and all forms of social media; there are also risks to children and young people.
“As a club, we are signed up to support Safer Internet Day and to use it as an opportunity to assist children, young people and their parents and carers to understand and minimise those risks in order to safeguard our children and young people.
“The UK Safer Internet Centre provides valuable information and advice to help us all to do this.”
How Can You Support The Day
Everyone has a role to play to help ensure that the internet is a great and safe place for children and young people.
Use Your Voice: Help The UK Safer Internet Centre to reach more children, families and schools across the UK by sharing our resources on social media (find them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube).
Grow Your Knowledge: Visit The UK Safer Internet Centre’s advice centre or book an online safety session to grow your skills.
Get Involved In Safer Internet Day: whether you are an individual or organisation, everyone can take part in Safer Internet Day, the UK’s largest awareness-raising campaign to help promote the safe and positive use of technology.
Each year, the UK Safer Internet Centre speak to thousands of children, young people, parents and teachers, and we reach millions on Safer Internet Day.
Help them to support even more children, families and schools by donating what you can to one of the three UK Safer Internet Centre partners.
Childnet: donate now to support Childnet’s education team in running education sessions and creating new resources.
Internet Watch Foundation: donate now to support the IWF’s important work of combating criminal online content.
South West Grid for Learning: Contact them now to support the helpline in reaching out to professionals who need tailored expertise and advice.
Sign up for the Safer Internet Day Newsletter – to receive monthly news about Safer Internet Day, including the latest resources, launches and more.
Join the global conversation with the hashtag #SaferInternetDay2019.
Find out more at www.saferinternet.org.uk.