Safer Internet Day 2021
Today is Safer Internet Day and will be celebrated with the theme ‘An internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’. Safer Internet Day inspires a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively
Safer Internet Day (SID) is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, and sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
In 2020, SID reached 49% of young people aged 8-17 and 26% of parents, and it invites everyone to join Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, in the hope of creating a better internet, not just on Tuesday 9th February 2021, but also throughout the year.
#AnInternetWeTrust - Safer Internet Day 2021
Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new area or theme that is important to the young people they work with every day. This year SID celebrates the amazing range of online information and opportunities, and the internet's potential to inform, connect and inspire everyone, whilst also looking at how young people can separate fact from fiction.
The campaign focuses on helping young people to know what to trust online, and supports them to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can affect young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
Safer Internet Day is about giving young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.
You can read more about Safer Internet Day on their website at www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021