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 for teachers to engage with young people and their parents and carers about safe and positive use of technology and encourage them to play their part to create a better internet.
Each year hundreds of primary and secondary schools get involved in the day, running activities in the classroom, putting on assemblies, holding parent sessions or getting involved in the Safer Internet Day social media campaign. As a result, last year, Safer Internet Day 2015 reached 25% of 11-16s, with a third of those going on to change their behaviour – an incredible figure for a one-day campaign!
Over 200 schools have already joined the official supporters list for Safer Internet Day 2016, and it looks set to be the biggest Safer Internet Day yet.
To help schools and youth groups deliver activities for children, young people and parents and carers on Safer Internet Day 2016 the UK Safer Internet Centre has developed Safer Internet Day education packs.
Safer Internet Day Assembly Plan
Before Safer Internet Day, why not get students thinking about how they would like to mark the event using the Safer Internet Day assembly from our sister site, E-safety Support. The assembly is available to all E-safety Support members, so join E-safety Support as a free member and download the assembly from your dashboard.
For more ideas about how to get involved visit: the Safer Internet Day website
#shareaheart for Safer Internet Day 2016!
To help spread the love and promote respect and kindness online on Safer Internet Day the UK Safer Internet Centre is encouraging schools to take part in the #shareaheart social media campaign.
Whether it’s a positive message in the UK Safer Internet Centre’s specially designed heart signs, a post filled with heart emojis, or something more creative, there are lots of ways you can get involved! To find out how visit: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016/play-your-part/share-a-heart
Remember to share your heart message, image or video on social media on the 9th February using the hashtag #shareaheart!