A better internet starts with you – Safer Internet Day 2018

By Will Gardner on

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

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day sees thousands of people across the UK get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The Safer Internet Day theme this year sums it up – a better internet begins with each and every one of us, whether it’s a parent regularly engaging with their children’s digital lives, a teacher championing online safety in school, a child who doesn’t stand by when they see cyberbullying, or a tech company that takes time to listen to children’s needs. We all have a responsibility to make the internet a better place.

How parents and carers can get involved

On the Safer Internet Day advice page for parents and carers, the UK Safer Internet Centre sets out 5 ways you can engage with your family this Safer Internet Day.

It starts with an open and honest dialogue

It starts with a balanced approach

It starts with using the tools available to help you

It starts with knowing where to get help

It starts with a family agreement

To help you, the UK Safer Internet Centre has provided a Safer Internet Day pack for parents and carers which includes conversation starters, a factsheet and a family pledge card. Plus there are lot of fun activities for you to do with your family, including taking the online quiz and watching SID TV films.

Join the conversation on social media at #SID2018 and make your #ItStartsWithUs pledge.

Together we can make the internet a better place!

more info

See a range of resources for parents and carers for Safer Internet Day 2018.

See Parent pack

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Learn more about Safer Internet Day 2018

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