Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide.
From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.
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Safer Internet Day in the UK
In the United Kingdom, we mark Safer Internet Day by mobilising people across the country to get “Together for a better internet” and explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.
Every year we create education materials for educators, parents and carers, and young people to support the day and our theme of reliability online.
We reach out to organisations across the UK to support our social campaign, to share what they are doing and show their support for the Day, as well as using our own channels to drive up engagement.
We hold a live-streamed event for policy makers and decision-makers hosted by a high-profile presenter, and featuring young people.
Awareness of Safer Internet Day
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Safer Internet Day 2022
Safer Internet Day 2021
Safer Internet Day 2021 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 9th February with the theme ‘An internet we trust: exploring reliability…
Safer Internet Day 2020
Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet’.
Safer Internet Day 2019
Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Our Internet, Our Choice’.
Safer Internet Day 2018
Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February with the theme ‘Create, connect and share respect’.
Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a…
Safer Internet Day 2016
Safer Internet Day 2016 was celebrated globally on 9th February 2016 with the slogan “Play your part for a better internet”.
Safer Internet Day 2015
Safer Internet Day 2015 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 10th February with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.
Safer Internet Day 2014
Safer Internet Day 2014 was celebrated globally on 11th February 2014 with the slogan “Let’s create a better internet together”.