Impact of Safer Internet Day 2018

10 Apr 2018 Becca Cawthorne

Safer Internet Day reached more children, young people, parents and carers than ever before. With over 1,700 organisations across the UK coming together and planning activities to celebrate the day and thousands supporting the #SID2018 social media campaign, this year Safer Internet Day was bigger than ever!

Highlights: Safer Internet Day reached 45% of young people aged 8-17 and 30% of parents

What teachers said about Safer Internet Day 2018:

Several disclosures were made and issues sorted within hours of some lessons being delivered in PSHE. Students felt confident and were given a platform which enabled them to discuss concerns, ask questions and make disclosures.

It brought internet safety out of the computing lessons to a whole school and life issue. It is important that children realise they can make a difference when it comes to online safety

The children really enjoyed coming together to create our giant jigsaw – feedback from parents, children and staff was positive. Safer Internet Day gave us an opportunity to come together as a school community and think about our responsibilities as citizens of the future and what we want the internet to look like.

It gives us the opportunity to involve the whole school in thinking about safer internet use.

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