Safer Internet Day 2016

    Published: 05 February 2016

    Play your part for a better internet 

    Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 9th February, with the slogan “Play your part for a better internet”.

    Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

    The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities: Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.

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

    Speaking about the event, HfL eSafety adviser Richard Maskrey said, “The government agenda is clearly focused on eSafety, particularly with regard to the potential risks to children of radicalisation, grooming, cyberbullying and accessing inappropriate material online.

    “There is no better time to join in with Safer Internet Day, whether for the first time or as an annual activity.”

    The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policy-makers and others to join together in helping to create a better internet.

    For more information on how to get involved and to play your part visit www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2016