Safer Internet Day – 11th February 2020

Together for a better internet


of young people aged 8-17 heard about the day

Impact report

Safer Internet Day 2020: An internet we trust

Safer Internet Day 2020 reached more young people than ever before, with 49% of UK children aged 8-17 hearing about the day, alongside 26% of UK parents and carers.







Safer Internet Day 2020, which focussed on the subject of identity online, had a bigger reach than ever before, and that can be seen through some of the key statistics of the day:

Over 1.2 million views of Safer Internet Day Films

Over 1 million downloads of Education Resources

The #SaferInternetDay hashtag trended at no.1 throughout the day

Over 64,000 young people tested their knowledge with our online quiz

What impact did the day have for young people?

We saw schools across the country taking part in Safer Internet Day celebrations, engaging young people in discussions about their online identity and what it meant to be #freetobe themselves online. We asked young people who were involved in the day about the impact this had and found:

77% of those who heard about the day said they felt more confident about what to do if they were worried about something online.

78% said they know what to do if they, or someone they know, are targeted online because they are different in
some way.

84% of teachers agree or strongly agree that Safer Internet Day is a key opportunity to engage parents and carers with online safety

19% said they spoke to someone about something that had been worrying them online.

We also found that, as a result of the day, 62% of parents and carers felt more confident about what to do if their child came to them with a problem they had online.

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