The ultimate Safer Internet Day checklist

07 Feb 2022 Ben House

#PlayYourPart this #SaferInternetDay, commencing tomorrow, and check our checklist to end all checklists!

From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.

Whether you’re young person, parent or carer, educator, or delivering Safer Internet Day sessions in a wider capacity, our list will have something educational, engaging, and enjoyable for you to use (or continue using) today and tomorrow.

Don’t forget to join Liverpool FC event at 2pm

Liverpool Football Club are partnering with UKSIC once again to live stream an event aimed at primary and secondary schools around the theme of Safer Internet Day 2022. Watch it live on the UK Safer Internet Centre YouTube channel at 2pm and see the team talk online safety. There are half an hour sessions for primary schools and secondary schools.

Social Media Pack

The social media pack includes information about the theme, as well as ways you can join the conversation tomorrow.

Help us to start the day with a bang – schedule this Tweet for 8am on 8th February:

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

Supporter Registration

First of all, we are overjoyed to announce that we’ve officially hit the landmark, record-breaking figure of 3,000 supporters.

It’s not too late to sign up if you haven’t already – if you’re on behalf of a school, charity, business, governmental body, police force, or wider, we’d love to feature you on our website as an official supporter.

You have until 2pm tomorrow to make the official Safer Internet Day 2022 supporters registration.

Register Now!

Teachers and professionals

We have created a range of 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.

You can access all of our educational resources here.

Take a look below at the four key age groups, each with a whole host of Safer Internet Day resources tailored to their learning.

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.

One of those is a reading of Digiduck and the Magic Castle by author Lindsay Buck.

Ages 3-7

To support your learners aged 3-7, this pack comes complete with Assembly Slides and Script, Educators Guidance, and an Activity Menu for lessons.

This includes an overview of activities for both 3-5 and 5-7 year olds, so that you can nuance activities to suit the needs and abilities of your learners.

With twelve activities to choose from, ranging in group size and length of time, you won’t be short of ideas. You only have to look at the printable Digiduck masks (above) to know you’ll have your pupils engaged with Safer Internet Day!

Take a closer look at resources for educators of those aged 3-7.

Ages 7-11

To support your learners aged 7-11, this pack also comes complete with Assembly Slides and Script, Educators Guidance, an activity menu, and a separate lesson plan.

Our lesson plan for 7-11 years lasts for one hour, and includes lesson outcomes and a schedule of a variety of activities including a starter, activities and a plenary. You will also find a separate document of lesson slides to present to your learners to accompany the plan.

This includes an overview of activities for 7-11 year olds, so that you can nuance activities to suit the needs and abilities of your learners.

Take a closer look at resources for educators of those aged 7-11.

Ages 11-14

To support your learners aged 3-7, this pack comes complete with Assembly Slides and Script, Educators Guidance, and an Activity Menu for lessons.

There are also simulated examples of gaming chat forums put to your pupils to make them think about decisions such as sending appropriate responses, withholding personal information, and  reporting or blocking.

Take a closer look at resources for educators of those aged 11-14.

Ages 14-18

To support your assembly for 14-18s year olds, we have prepared a PowerPoint presentation supported with questions, prompts, pictures and animated icons to maximise engagement from your learners.

There’s also an activity menu with over 10 activities for you to choose from.

Take a closer look at resources for educators of those aged 14-18.

Quizzes

Whether to be completed in-class or as part of homework, we have quizzes tailored for 3 different age groups, to help you consolidate your pupils’ learning this Safer Internet Day.

Quiz for 7-11s

Quiz for 11-14s

Quiz for 14-18s

Films

We have created a range of Safer Internet Day films to help you deliver sessions for Safer Internet Day, whether you are a school, nursery, youth group, library, police service, or wider.

Working with schools throughout the UK, they have been specifically designed to support educators in delivering messages about our campaign theme of exploring respect and relationships online when gaming.

Take a look at our Safer Internet Day Films here, where you will be able to download the films or access the British Sign Language versions.

Parents and Carers

The Safer Internet Day 2022 resources for parents and carers are designed to help you spark conversations with your child about staying safe online generally, and, more specifically, this year’s theme for Safer Internet Day.

We’ve put together a webpage for you as a parent or carer to #PlayYourPart in this year’s Safer Internet Day. You’ll also find our Top Tips for Parents and Carers, complete with links to suggestions on how to help your family stay safe online.

Our film for parents and carers to help you spark a conversation with your child about online gaming (above).

Top Tips for under 11s

These top tips have been written for you (parents and carers) to share, and talk about, with your children. It’s never too early to talk about life online!

To take a closer look at all the full range of resources and pages available to you as a parent or carer, read our handy blog so you can #PlayYourPart.

Celebrating with young people with SEND

We believe it’s important for all young people to have the opportunity to participate and join the celebrations for Safer Internet Day, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The UK Safer Internet Centre strives to make 2022 the most inclusive Safer Internet Day yet. We’re inviting educators, parents, carers and families of young people with SEND to make use of our comprehensive educational resources.

You will find three new suggestions to accompany the Safer Internet Day 2022 downloadable resources specifically designed for use in a SEND context. These have been inspired by our work with young people with SEND and dialogue with specialist SEND educators who provided feedback on their use of last year’s materials.