Safer Internet Day 2018 - Everything you need to get involved

It’s Safer Internet Day today and we are so excited about the huge range of activities that will be taking place up and down the country to celebrate #SID2018.

Celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to pledge how you will help to create a kinder online community.  

Across the day, a range of exciting activities are taking place, from youth events and celebrity support, to our #ItStartsWithUs social media campaign, while over 1,000 organisations across the UK are getting involved in supporting the day, with schools and youth groups using our Education Packs and SID TV films to engage children, young people, parents and carers. 

Tomorrow is a unique opportunity for all of us to show how through our collective efforts we can help create a better internet for all.

How you can get involved

Join the conversation on social media:

Using the hashtags #SID2018 and #ItStartsWithUs – join the global conversation and see what other schools, organisations, charities and more are doing to celebrate Safer Internet Day! You can also sign up to the Thunderclap which already has a social reach of over 7 million people.

  • Tweet this on Safer Internet Day: Today is Safer Internet Day! We are going to create, connect and share respect this #SID2018 #ItStartsWithUs www.saferinternetday.org.uk

Make the internet a more positive place and share your #ItStartsWithUs pledge

Use the jigsaw template and fill in a pledge to do something positive online. It could be a picture of the kind things you will do online or a pledge to take a positive action to make the internet a better place. The jigsaw shows how your actions fit in with the actions of those around you, to create a better internet. Share these on twitter using the hashtag #ItStartsWithUs.

(Teachers – if you are using this activity with your class then please tweet us pictures from your official school account and ensure you have media consent for any children involved)

Using the resources, films, quiz and activities

For Safer internet Day we have created some resources to help schools, youth groups, police services, libraries and wider run activities for Safer Internet Day. These include:

Register as a supporter

Today is your last chance to register as a supporter and showcase how you are getting involved.

Simply complete our online registration form and you will be displayed on the Safer Internet Day supporters map.

What else is happening across the UK

The UK Safer Internet Centre will be holding youth events across the country to showcase how we can all work together to create a better internet.

The national youth event in London will be attended by Ministers and over 100 key policymakers where they will hear directly from young people about the online issues that are important to them.

The event will also see the launch of new research from the UK Safer Internet Centre, which reveals the role of technology in young people's relationships.

We will be live tweeting from the event from our Twitter account @UK_SIC and going live on the UKSIC Facebook page - so make sure to follow us!

Thank you to everyone who is taking part - and we hope you have a fantastic Safer Internet Day!

This article was originally posted on the UK Safer Internet Centre Website.

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