How to get involved in the Safer Internet Day Social media campaign

26 Jan 2018 Becca Cawthorne

#ItStartsWithUs this Safer Internet Day – top tips for getting involved on social media.

Around the world on Safer Internet Day, millions of people will be joining the #SID2018 social media campaign.

The UK campaign will start with a mass social media post – already set to reach over 2 million people!

Look out for the custom emoji on Twitter and global filter on Snapchat – and get involved by sharing your pledge using our #ItStartsWithUs template.

Together we can create a wave of kindness online this Safer Internet Day!

Using the #ItStartsWithUs template

There are three easy steps when it comes to using the #ItStartsWithUs template:

  • Use the jigsaw template and fill in a pledge to do something positive online. It could be a picture of the kind things you will do online or a pledge to take a positive action to make the internet a better place. The jigsaw shows how your actions fit in with the actions of those around you, to create a better internet.
  • Take a photo of your pledge and share it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other social media platform with the hashtag #ItStartsWithUs
  • Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to get involved too!

Sharing your pledge

You could also share your pledge to do something good in a text post, Tweet or on your Snapchat Story!

Here are some examples of the kinds of things you can share online this Safer Internet Day!

  • This #SID2018 I will be posting kind comments to my friends online to create a better internet #ItStartsWithUs
  • For Safer Internet Day I will post funny videos to cheer up my friends #ItStartsWithUs! #SID2018
  • ​This Safer Internet Day we will be sharing positive messages with our followers #ItStartsWithUs #SID2018
  • This Safer Internet Day we will be helping to make the internet a better place #ItStartsWithUs #SID2018 

Showing kindness online

The internet provides a powerful way for us to spread kindness and respect and support our friends.

A key way to get involved in Safer Internet Day on social media is by taking action online. This could be sharing a positive comment, posting a picture to cheer a friend up, or supporting your friends when they post something online! This Safer Internet Day we want to promote a better internet, and this can be achieved by everyone taking small steps to show kindness and respect online! A better internet starts with you!

Joining the global conversation

To follow the global conversation this Safer Internet Day, and see what people are doing around the world use the hashtag #SID2018!

Find out more about all of the ways you can get involved on social media, including example tweets and the templates you need by visiting

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