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!

Why not join the Thunderclap? Simply sign up here.

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