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 marked 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 year, we took part in UK Safer Internet Day on Twitter by posting useful tips and advice throughout the day to promote responsible use of the internet and technology.
Please follow us @AirITLtd to make sure you don’t miss service desk mascot Technology Tom’s Top Tips for online safety. Please search the hashtag #TechTom to keep up with our regular technology tweets.
You may also like to follow the UK Safer Internet Centre on Twitter @UK_SIC #SID18 to find out what else happened across the UK on the day.
Top Tips for the education sector
To finish UK Safer Internet Day off, we spoke to Parent News UK to share our online safety tips for educational professionals. To read the article, please click on the button below.
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