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Safer Internet Day: 9th February 2016

On the 9th February 2016, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. Find out how your school can get involved.

Safer Internet Day 2016 will take place on the 9th February. This year the theme will be Play your part for a better internet!

Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre the day involves hundreds of organisations helping to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

How to get involved

The UK Safer Internet Centre has put together a helpful information page for schools with ideas and inspiration for getting involved in Safer Internet Day.

Ideas include:

  • Focus on e-safety in assemblies, lessons or form time using the resources in the Safer Internet Day education packs
  • Run a competition in school
  • Get creative! Why not encourage pupils to produce an app, game or video?
  • Encourage young people to take the lead by educating their peers or running a campaign in school
  • Reach out to parents and carers using the Safer Internet Day parent pack (coming soon)
  • 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

Don’t forget to join the Safer Internet Day Supporters list to receive your supporter certificate and join hundreds of schools from across the UK in sharing what you are doing to support the day.

A new feature this year is SID TV which brings a compilation of short films raising awareness of online hate and promoting messages of celebrating differences and kindness.

To help kickstart a day of trending on Safer Internet Day please sign up to the Safer Internet Day Thunderclap. After registering your Twitter and Facebook your accounts will automatically be set up to send out a Safer Internet Day message on the morning of Safer Internet Day.

Take a look at the highlights of the Twitter Q&A for schools which took place on 12th January.

Find out more at www.saferinternetday.org.uk and join the conversation at #SID2016.

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