Safer Internet Day 2020 – Everything you need to get involved

10 Feb 2020 Becca Cawthorne

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day and we are so excited about the huge range of activities that will be taking place up and down the country to celebrate!

Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to pledge how you will help to create a kinder online community. 

Across the day, a range of exciting activities are taking place, from youth events to our #freetobe social media campaign, while over 1500 organisations across the UK are getting involved in supporting the day, with schools and youth groups using our Education Packs and Safer Internet Day Films to engage children and young people, as well as specific resources for parents and carers.

Safer Internet Day – 11th February 2020

Tomorrow is a unique opportunity for all of us to show how through our collective efforts we can help create a better internet for all.

How you can get involved:

Register as a supporter

Today is your last chance to register as a supporter and showcase how you are getting involved.

Simply complete our online registration form and you will be displayed on the Safer Internet Day supporters map.

Join the conversation on social media:

Using the hashtags #SaferInternetDay and #freetobe – join the global conversation and see what other schools, organisations, charities and more are doing to celebrate Safer Internet Day!

You can also download the social media pack with all of the graphics and tweets you need to help us to spread the word.

We also need your help to start the conversation on Twitter! Please help us to start Safer Internet Day by scheduling the below to go out from your account at 8am on the 11th February:

Today is Safer Internet Day! Join us and @UK_SIC this #SaferInternetDay to create a better internet – RT to show your support

Let’s create an internet where we are #freetobe:

Use the template and fill it with the things you think everyone should be free to be online. Whether that is by drawing what a better internet should look like or pledges of what you can do to help create a more inclusive internet.  Share these on twitter using the hashtag #freetobe and tagging @UK_SIC.

*Teachers – if you are using this activity with your class then please tweet us pictures from your official school account and ensure you have media consent for any children involved*

Using the resources, films, quiz and activities

For Safer internet Day we have created some resources to help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries and wider run activities for Safer Internet Day. These include:

What else is happening across the UK

The UK Safer Internet Centre will be holding youth events across the country to showcase how we can all work together to create a better internet.

The national youth event in London will be attended by Ministers and over 100 key policymakers where they will hear directly from young people about the online issues that are important to them.

The event will also see the launch of new research from the UK Safer Internet Centre, which reveals the role of technology on young people’s identity.

We will be live tweeting from the event from our Twitter account @UK_SIC and going live on the UKSIC Facebook page – so make sure to follow us!

Thank you to everyone who is taking part – and we hope you have a fantastic Safer Internet Day!

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