About Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The day 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.
As a result of this collective action, Safer Internet Day 2019 :
- Reached 46% of young people aged 8-17 and 26% of parents.
- 78% of young people felt more confident about what to do if something worried them online
- Resulted in 82% of parents talking to their child about using the internet safely.
- Led to 42% of teachers receiving disclosures of potential safeguarding issues online.
We invite everyone to join us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, to help create a better internet on Tuesday 11th February 2020 and throughout the whole year.
About the UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.
A global celebration to help create a better internet
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over 140 countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.