Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million children!
Safer Internet Day 2016 took place on the 9th February, with the theme Play your part for a better internet!
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration saw over a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
They joined hundreds of individuals supporting the #SID2016 social media campaign to play your part and #shareaheart, which trended throughout the day and reached over 4 million in a mass tweet on the morning of Safer Internet Day.
The day of positive action came as the UK Safer Internet Centre launched a new report, Creating a Better Internet for All, that highlights young people's experiences of online empowerment and online hate.
Schools across the UK were using the UK Safer Internet Centre’s Education Packs and Safer Internet Day TV films to explore these issues, and on Safer Internet Day the UK Safer Internet Centre took a group of young people to 10 Downing Street before hosting an event at the BT Centre in London to hear young people’s perspectives.
As a result of all these action Safer Internet Day reached 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents! The campaign won the Safety Award at the 2016 ISPA Awards as a result of the unprecedented reach and impact, which has doubled since 2014.
Thank you to everyone who played their part to help make the biggest Safer Internet Day yet. Together we can help make the internet a place of kindness and respect!