One week to go – prepare for Safer Internet Day 2022

01 Feb 2022 Becca Cawthorne

With just one week to go until Safer Internet Day 2022, we are truly inspired by the activities and celebrations that are planned for the 8th February 2022. From football clubs to banks, schools to businesses, across the country people are pledging support. We’re excited to find out more about how you will #PlayYourPart this Safer Internet Day.

As preparations enter their final week, we also have exciting new resources to share with you and a reminder of how else you can get involved.

New educational resources launched today!

Today the UK Safer Internet Centre have launched new resources to help educators, schools, youth clubs and others engage young people with messages about respect and relationships.

Firstly, we have created bespoke activities for use with young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to accompany our other downloadable resources.

We want to make Safer Internet Day 2022 the most inclusive yet, so are excited to share our sensory story of ‘Digiduck and the Magic Castle’ for younger children, and scenario-based activities for 7-11s and over 11s, written specially for use in SEND contexts.

Next, we have virtual assemblies for all ages.These pre-recorded videos were first introduced for Safer Internet Day 2021 in response to remote learning requirements. We had a fantastic response from schools and great feedback on the format, so have created brand new video assemblies for Safer Internet Day 2022.

For 3-7s we have a reading of ‘Digiduck and the Magic Castle’ by author, Lindsay Buck. Whilst for 7-11s and 11-18s, members of the Childnet Education Team deliver 15-20 minute presentations on this year’s theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

Even better, all three are fully captioned and available with British Sign Language translation.

And finally,our interactive Safer Internet Day quizzes are now live. This year we have written three quizzes:

These are now live and interactive on the UK Safer Internet Centre website, meaning young people, families can test their online safety knowledge and can see how they would react to various online situations.

Other ways to get involved

With just one week to go until Safer Internet Day 2022, we are truly inspired by the amount of activities and celebrations that are planned for 8th February 2022. Here are 7 things you can do in the next 7 days:

  1. Register as a supporter – share your Safer Internet Day plans with us by registering as a supporter and joining over 1,900 organisations already on our list!
  2. Download the resources – We have created a range of free resources to help you deliver sessions for Safer Internet Day, whether you are a school, nursery, youth group, library, police service, or wider. These educational resources have been specifically designed to support educators in delivering messages about our campaign theme of respect and relationships in online gaming.
  3. Watch the video content  Our Safer Internet Day films are engaging, short videos which aim to help young people delve deeper into their ideas around trust and reliability online. The films act as an extension of the education packs and as such aim to be conversation starters around the topic of reliability and trust online.
  4. See our top tips for all ages – We have created pages which contain advice for parents and carersadvice for 11-18s and top tips for under 11s. These pages contain short form advice, as well as videos and resources. 
  5. Test your online safety knowledge with our quizzes​​​​​​​ – From checking headlines to spotting sponsored content, our Safer Internet Day quizzes are designed to help young people test their online safety knowledge. There are quizzes available for all ages – test out the quizzes for 7-11s11-14s, and 14-18 year olds.
  6. Take a look at the Virtual Assemblies – we have created 3 virtual assemblies which you can watch in class or share with your pupils to help them make a start on their Safer Internet Day celebrations. These resources have been designed to help all young people can join in the celebrations for Safer Internet Day, wherever they are.
  7. Share this on Twitter – Why not show your support for Safer Internet Day on social media by sharing the below post? You can also find supporting graphics and other ways to get involved in our social media pack. Any posts using #SaferInternetDay on Twitter will now also show the hashtag emoji!
  8. #SaferInternetDay is on 8th February 2022! Want to know more about the day and how you can get involved? Why not check out the free films and resources from @UK_SIC! saferinternetday.org.uk