About Safer Internet Day (SID)
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international movement which is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. It occurs on the second day of the second week of the second month every year – and 2018 also marks our second time as a supporter.
SID is ran by the Insafe/INHOPE network and with Safer Internet Centres in Europe, including the UK.
As well as promoting online safety, it aims to highlight the positive uses of digital technology and calls upon a community of young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to unite and create a better and safer internet, based on the slogan: ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you’.
Industry experts are invited to take part to promote positive content and safe services online, as well as signposting a range of easy-to-use tools and quick access to support if things go wrong.
Last year SID reached over 7 million people which resulted in the campaign trending on Twitter!
This UK Safer Internet Day, we’ll be taking part on Twitter throughout the day by posting useful tips and advice to promote responsible use of the internet and technology.
You may also like to follow the UK Safer Internet Centre on Twitter @UK_SIC #SID18 to find out what else is happening across the UK on the day.
Alternatively, you can get actively involved by registering to become a supporter. It’s completely free to pledge your support and in doing so, you will be joining a growing list of organisations who are all playing a part in the quest to create a better and safer internet for everyone.