Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day 2024!

05 Feb 2024 Isaac Tendo

With only one day until Safer Internet Day on February 6th, 2024, we are taking a look at everything you can still do to participate in the day! 

Join the nation-wide conversation on social media using the hashtag #SaferInternetDay, share resources and tips with friends and family, encourage young people to take an active role in online safety, and take a stand for its positive use.

This year, celebrations in the UK will be around the theme: Inspiring change?  Making a difference, managing influence, and navigating change online.  

The internet has become a powerful tool that can be used to inspire change, but it also poses new challenges that must be addressed.

Navigating change online is another important aspect of the theme. The internet is constantly evolving, and young people are often at the forefront of this change. Safer Internet Day provides a vital opportunity to start discussions and learn about the issues affecting the young people you work with.

Overall, the theme of inspiring change and making a difference is an important one. So, are you ready to join the hundreds of organisations that are already supporting #SaferInternetDay? It is not too late to join; here are three ways you can support this day.

1. Register as a Safer Internet Day supporter

If you want to make a difference for young people, #SaferInternetDay is the perfect opportunity for you!  

By simply submitting your details and a brief sentence about your plans for the day, you can become a part of our nationwide map of supporters. Not only will your participation help raise awareness about the importance of online safety, but you will also receive a certificate to proudly display in your setting. Register Here.

2. Download Educational Resources

The official Safer Internet Day education resources have been created by the UK Safer Internet Centre to help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries, and other organisations educate children and young people about online safety. These resources are available for free and have been specifically tailored for children and young people between the ages of 3 and 18. Download Here

The education resources include interactive stories, worksheets, group discussions, and assemblies. The interactive stories are designed to engage children and young people in a fun and interactive way, while the worksheets provide them with practical activities and exercises to help them understand the importance of online safety.  

We also have additional resources that have been designed to aid the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND) and Additional Learning Needs (ALN).

These resources offer a range of activities that are accessible and adaptable so that they are inclusive for all, ensuring that every child and young person has the opportunity to learn about online safety. Why not make use of some of the resources this week?

3. Watch the Safer Internet Day Films and Webinar

For the 2024 Safer Internet Day campaign, we have created a range of short films suitable for young people of all ages, from 3 to 18. The films cover topics such as cyberbullying, online safety, and personal information. You can see the films here. 

They are designed to be engaging and interactive and to be used as conversation starters for teachers, parents, and other adults. The films are available to watch online and can be used to run Safer Internet Day activities in schools, nurseries, youth groups, libraries, and beyond. 

The films are designed to work alongside the rest of the Safer Internet Day education resources.  

Professionals can also watch the Safer Internet Day webinar here. The webinar will provide overview of that to expect for the day and how to use our free resources to the fullest.

4. Join the Online Conversation Online 

Let us know how you’re preparing for Safer Internet Day!  

Share your plans on your organisation’s social media pages, website, or wherever you’d like to make an impact. You can also tailor our Safer Internet Day social media template to reflect the changes you want to see in the online world, or highlight your organisation’s efforts to create safer digital environments for your audience. 

 
To be part of the global dialogue, use the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and tag @UK_SIC. Don’t forget to download our social media pack for more ideas on what you can share. Safer Internet Day 2024 is all about inspiring change, so let’s make our voices heard! 

Things to Remember

Let us know how you’re preparing for Safer Internet Day!  

Share your plans on your organisation’s social media pages, website, or wherever you’d like to make an impact. You can also tailor our Safer Internet Day social media template to reflect the changes you want to see in the online world, or highlight your organisation’s efforts to create safer digital environments for your audience. 

 
To be part of the global dialogue, use the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and tag @UK_SIC. Don’t forget to download our social media pack for more ideas on what you can share. Safer Internet Day 2024 is all about inspiring change, so let’s make our voices heard!

Other Key links 

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in celebrating #SaferInternetDay and help make the internet a safer place for everyone! 

Safer Internet Day is made possible thanks to kind support from industry partners:

To see the full list of our partners visit saferinternetday.org.uk