Safer Internet Day

What is it about?

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries and offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!
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Safer Internet Day 2016

Play your part for a better internet!

This year we are using Safer Internet day to inspire a kind, respectful and inclusive internet, and help raise awareness about the issue of online hate. It will take place on the 9th of February.

You can get involved in a range of different ways!

This year you can Share A Heart filled with your pledge on how you are going to help make the internet a better place for everyone.

To take part, download either a Red, Grey or Blue heart, print it out and fill it with your pledges or messages of support. Then take a photo of your heart and share it with your friends on social media, using the hashtag #shareaheart.

If you find any content online which is upsetting, or aimed at upsetting someone, be sure to report it, you can find out how here.

How well do you play your part in making the internet a better place? Take the Safer Internet Day Quiz here.

You can join the conversation with #SID2016 on Twitter and follow the SID tweets from @UK_SIC.

You can also follow the latest SID news via their Facebook and YouTube channels.

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SID TV

SID TV 2016 films focus on how young people can play their part for a better internet. The films are produced to look at kindness and tolerance online, as well as how the internet can be a fantastic platform to celebrate difference.

You can view this year's SID TV videos on Youtube.