Impact of Safer Internet Day 2017

30 Oct 2017 UK SIC

Safer Internet Day reached more children, young people, parents and carers than ever before. With over 1645 organisations coming together and planning activities to celebrate the day and thousands supporting the #SID2017 social media campaign, this year was bigger than ever.

Introduction from UK Safer Internet Centre Directors

Will Gardner, Susie Hargreaves and David Wright, UK Safer Internet Centre Directors, talk about the impact and reach of the day:

“Safer Internet Day 2017 reached millions of people across the UK, with 42% of children aged 8-17 and 23% of parents hearing about the day. Every year we aim for Safer Internet Day to be bigger than ever, and yet we were still inspired by the range and amount of support that we saw. From right across the UK, young people voiced their experiences, thoughts and ideas on how to unite for a better internet and took part in a range of actions. It was also incredible to see the wide range of organisations – 1645 in total – all come together to promote the day and its messages through events, workshops, social media actions, quizzes and more.

We look forward to building on this year’s success as we look ahead to Safer Internet Day 2018. Thank you to everyone who helped Safer Internet Day grow and reach so many people across the country.”

Highlights: Safer Internet Day 2017 reached 3 million children and 2 million parents.

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