Safer Internet Day – 9th February 2021
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.
of children in the UK aged 8-17 heard about Safer Internet Day 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021: An internet we trust
Safer Internet Day 2021 reached more young people than ever before, with 51% of UK children aged 8-17 hearing about the day, alongside 38% of UK parents and carers.
SUPPORTERS IN TOTAL
VIEWS OF SAFER INTERNET DAY FILMS
DOWNLOADS OF RESOURCES
Safer Internet Day 2021, which focussed on the subject of misinformation online, had a bigger reach than ever before, and that can be seen through some of the key statistics of the day:
Over 2.4 million views of Safer Internet Day Films
Over 1.5 million downloads of Education Resources
The #SaferInternetDay hashtag trended at no.1 throughout the day
Over 112,000 young people tested their knowledge with our online quiz
Media reach of 126 million people, across outlets including the BBC, ITV News and Sky News Radio
What impact did the day have in schools?
We saw schools across the country taking part in Safer Internet Day celebrations, whether in virtual lessons and assemblies, or in person. We asked teachers who were involved in the day about the impact this had and found:
99% of teachers say Safer Internet Day plays a significant role in their school’s online safety provision
91% said the day helped make pupils more confident about staying safe online
84% of teachers agree or strongly agree that Safer Internet Day is a key opportunity to engage parents and carers with online safety
96% said it helped pupils become more aware about potential risks and pressures when using the internet
31% of teachers said the day led to disclosures about potential safeguarding issues online