It’s the beginning of January which can only mean one thing; Safer Internet Day is just around the corner! Safer Internet Day is one of our most celebrated days of the year and encourages everyone across a global scale to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, January is the time to get involved and share your support across your school or organisation for this year’s theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations online’. Luckily, there is already plenty you can do to get involved!
If you haven’t seen it already, the UK Safer Internet Centre has a range of available pages for Safer Internet Day. Included are resources, films, activities and content to get you started with the celebration. First and foremost, if you haven’t yet registered your support, make sure you sign your school or organisation up and tell us how you’ll be celebrating on the day. You’ll also be listed on the supporters map and joined by the other 500 organisations and schools that have already signed up.
This year, we’re doing something different! The UK Safer Internet Centre is looking to hear directly from young people about their online experiences. The Safer Internet Day Video Wall is a new addition where young people can send in their own videos and get them presented on the website. This is a great opportunity to listen to what young people actually want from a safer internet and how we can all support them. Find out how they can get involved by reading the video wall guidance.
The Safer Internet Day Films are there to give an introduction to Safer Internet Day as well as a chance to hear directly from young people throughout primary and secondary schools about their online lives. They are also hosted by Princess our young podcaster who has also joined us on our own Interface podcast. Discover what your school can do to celebrate this year's Safer Internet Day.
These free educational resources can be downloaded and used across assemblies and lessons to promote the campaign of listening to young people’s voices. Available across ages 3 – 18 year olds included are lesson plans, activities and posters for primary and secondary schools. They can be downloaded in English and in Welsh.
For Safer Internet Day there is also a national youth charter that will be delivered to the government as well as the internet industry. The UK Safer Internet Centre is asking schools and organisations to create their own youth charters that aim to set out what changes children and young people want to see in how they’re supported online. There is a template available on this page that can be worked off as well as guidelines for submissions.
We can’t wait for this year’s Safer Internet Day and are calling on your support to make SID 2023 the biggest one yet. If you need more information about Safer Internet Day, why not take a look the landing page and explore what activities are available. Discover more from the link below!