About Safer Internet Day 2018

15 Dec 2017 UK SIC

Create, Connect and Share Respect
A better internet starts with you

Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

Activities took place across the UK to inspire a national conversation

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration saw more than a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. ​

  • 1,700+ organisations across the UK are delivered activities for Safer Internet Day, from tech companies, banks and football clubs, to schools, police services and charities across the UK.
  • The #SID2018 social media campaign reached millions – see what others posted. Plus look out for the #SID2018 custom emoji and Snapchat filter! 
  • The social media campaign was kickstarted with our Thunderclap on the morning of Safer Internet Day, which has a social reach of over 9 million! 
  • People shared their #ItStartsWithUs pledges to help inspire a better internet. See what others have created.
  • Youth events took place across the UK, giving young people the opportunity to speak to policymakers about these important issues.
  • Schools and others used our Education Packs, SID TV films and online quiz to run activities for children, young people and parents and carers.
  • On Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre published a report into the role of technology in young people’s friendships.
  • Celebrities got behind the campaign, such as Diana Award Ambassador James McVey of the Vamps.
  • Families explored how to stay safe online using our top tips for under-11s, 11-18s and parents and carers.

A global celebration to help create a better internet 

Globally, Safer Internet Day was celebrated in around 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 and visit www.saferinternetday.org to find out more. 

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

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