Councils invited to support Safer Internet Day

29/01/2021

Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2021 will be marked by events and activities in over 150 countries.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities - Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people. 

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a 150 countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. 

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.   In 2021, Safer Internet Day in the UK will encourage young people to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.  

The Government recognises Safer Internet Day as the most significant campaigning initiative supporting a safer internet for young people and looks to industry as well as civil society to own and find solutions for elements of the Digital Charter, from data ethics to limiting the spread of disinformation and improving cyber security.  Safer Internet Day has a crucial role to play in raising public awareness of, and showcasing support for, creating a more positive experience for and by young people across the UK. 

To find out more, use this link (below) to the Safer Internet Day website: