About Safer Internet Day

04 Sep 2019 Becca Cawthorne

Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national 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.

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. 

In 2019, we reached 46% of young people aged 8-17 and 26% of parents. We invite everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday 11th February 2020 and throughout the whole year. 

How you can support the day:

  • Register as a supporter – Join over 2000 organisations across the UK who deliver activities for Safer Internet Day each year, from tech companies, banks and football clubs, to schools, police services and charities across the UK!
  • Spread the word – use our images, logos and sample tweets to help get as many people involved in Safer Internet Day
  • Follow us on @UK_SIC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news.
  • Sign up for the Safer Internet Day Newsletter – to receive monthly news about Safer Internet Day, including the latest resources, launches and more

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 the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) – with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people. 

A global celebration to help create a better internet 

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over 140 countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

Follow @safeinternetday on Twitter and visit www.saferinternetday.org to find out more about the global campaign. 

Press enquiries

For press enquiries about Safer Internet Day please call 0203 696 5800 or email saferinternetday@standagency.com. 

For general enquiries about Safer Internet Day please email SID@saferinternet.org.uk or call 0207 639 6967. 

#Freetobe – Safer Internet Day 2020 theme

Each year in the UK, we use Safer Internet Day to explore a new area or theme that are important to the young people we work with every day. This year, we are exploring whether young people feel free to be themselves online. We will explore how young people manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. We will look at whether the internet allows young people to experiment and express themselves, or if they feel limited in who they can be online.

By opening up conversations around online identity, we aim to inspire young people to support each other in being who they want to be. We want Safer Internet Day 2020 to celebrate difference and help us work towards creating a truly inclusive internet.

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