Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2016

On the 9th February 2016, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the day is a great opportunity to talk to young people about the safe and positive use of technology


SID 2016For Safer Internet Day 2016 the UK Safer Internet Centre is hoping to build on the successes and momentum of the 2015 campaign, which was supported by over 850 UK schools and organisations, reaching 25% of 11 – 16s. Most importantly the day had a huge impact with a third (32%) of 11-16s changing something about the way that they use the internet after hearing about Safer Internet Day!

This year’s theme is ‘Play your part for a better internet!’ and provides an opportunity for schools to make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, whilst giving young people the resilience, skills, knowledge and support they need to navigate any online risks they may come across.

Looking for inspiration…

To help schools get involved, the UK Safer Internet Centre has shared a list of ideas inspired by schools who have already registered as Safer Internet Day supporters:

  • Run a competition in school. For example, Arundel C of E Primary School are going to be running a poster competition for SID2016.
  • Display the Safer Internet Day posters in your school (coming soon!)
  • Get creative: why not encourage pupils to produce an app, game or video. Sparken Hill Academy are going to produce a Radio Show and TV Show for the day!
  • Help spread the word by promoting the day on social media, through your website or newsletter, or by contacting local press to let them know what you are doing for the day
  • Get young people to take the lead. For example, Loughton School are going to have an assembly run by their Digital Leaders, and schools last year brought together older pupils with young pupils to help in the lessons.
  • Reach out to parents using the Safer Internet Day parent pack, which includes a template letter, resources and a ready-to-use presentation (coming soon!) Why not invite them along to an assembly where they can hear directly from pupils?

    Start celebrating Safer Internet Day now!

  • Display the Safer Internet Day banner or logo on your school website, and link to the UK Safer Internet Centre at www.saferinternet.org.uk.
  • Join the 65 organisations that have already registered as a Safer Internet Day supporters by sharing what you’re doing for Safer Internet Day and submitting your logo to the Safer Internet Day Supporters list.

    To stay up to date:

    Find out more at www.saferinternetday.org.uk
    Join the conversation at #SID2016
    Subscribe to UK Safer Internet Centre newsletter

    Don't forget, you can also take part in the E-safety Support, E-safety Tips competition - Click here for competition details.

  • Written by E-safety Support on November 26, 2015 11:51


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