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About Safer Internet Day 2018

Create, Connect and Share Respect
A better internet starts with you

Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

Activities took place across the UK to inspire a national conversation

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration saw more than a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. ​

  1. 1,700+ organisations across the UK are delivered activities for Safer Internet Day, from tech companies, banks and football clubs, to schools, police services and charities across the UK.
  2. The #SID2018 social media campaign reached millions - see what others posted. Plus look out for the #SID2018 custom emoji and Snapchat filter! 
  3. The social media campaign was kickstarted with our Thunderclap on the morning of Safer Internet Day, which has a social reach of over 9 million! 
  4. People shared their #ItStartsWithUs pledges to help inspire a better internet. See what others have created.
  5. Youth events took place across the UK, giving young people the opportunity to speak to policymakers about these important issues.
  6. Schools and others used our Education Packs, SID TV films and online quiz to run activities for children, young people and parents and carers.
  7. On Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre published a report into the role of technology in young people's friendships.
  8. Celebrities got behind the campaign, such as Diana Award Ambassador James McVey of the Vamps.
  9. Families explored how to stay safe online using our top tips for under-11s, 11-18s and parents and carers.

Press enquiries

For press enquiries about Safer Internet Day please call 0203 696 5800 or email

For general enquiries about Safer Internet Day please email or call 0207 639 6967

A global celebration to help create a better internet 

Globally, Safer Internet Day was celebrated in around 140 countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

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Get involved in Safer Internet Day

Join hundreds of schools, youth groups, companies, charities, police services and wider to help inspire a better internet this Safer Internet Day. Find out how you can get involved and register as a supporter.

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