What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.

The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. This year almost 145,000 people in Ireland celebrated Safer Internet Day 2019.

Take a look at our round-up video of Safer Internet Day 2019 in Ireland.

Safer Internet Day Events in Ireland 2020

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Share your plans for Safer Internet Day!

How To Get Involved

  • Step 1

    Get Involved!


    There are lots of ideas and activities on the Safer Internet Day page, and you could start by checking out 10 Ways to Get Involved in Safer Internet Day!

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  • Step 2

    Give a Parents Talk!


    Give an Internet Safety Talk for Parents in your school for Safer Internet Day using the free Webwise Parents Presentation or download our Parents' Guide to A Better Internet.

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  • Step 3

    Free Teaching Resources!


    From introducing younger pupils to the internet, to exploring issues such as image-sharing, privacy, and cyberbullying the primary and post-primary handbooks available to download FREE

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  • Step 4

    Classroom Videos!


    Offering expert support and advice, there are a range of videos suitable for young people, teachers and parents!
    These are available for you, your school, or organisation to view or download for free, and offer support and advice on key internet safety issues.

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  • Step5

    Order Wristbands!



    Share your Safer Internet Day 2020 plans with us and we will send you out free wristbands for all of your participants!

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  • Step 6

    Safer Internet Day Presentation!


    Why not use the Webwise Safer Internet Day Presentation to introduce Safer Internet Day, and build awareness of online safety with young people.
    The presentation and accompanying handouts are available to view and/or download for free.

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Get Ideas

Safer Internet Day can be celebrated year-round so check out our list of resources below! We have lots of fun activities like word-searches, raps, roleplays and more! We also have premade SID presentations in English and in Irish. There are also a host of great videos that you can use to teach young people valuable online safety skills at home, or in the classroom.

SID Snaps

We love seeing all your photos from your online safety campaigns and Safer Internet Day activities. Send us in your photos, videos and posters and you could be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. Just email: internetsafety@pdst.ie. Get inspired by some of the great work being done by schools, parents and youth groups on internet safety.

Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme

Working with young people is a big part of what we do. Our Safer Internet Day Ambassador Programme is a peer-to-peer youth training programme that gives students an opportunity to lead an online safety campaign in their own school or community. Students can be nominated by teachers or sign up themselves.

SID Training 2019

The Safer Internet Day Ambassador Training Day took place on the 10th of January in Google Headquarters in Dublin. It saw 130 students come together to learn new skills and ideas for running their own internet safety campaign in their school, clubs or organisations.

Síofra on Safer Internet Day

Síofra, from Crana College, Donegal talks about her Safer Internet Day experiences. Safer Internet Day was one…

Meet the SID Trainers

On the 10th of January, almost 100 students from around Ireland gathered together for the Safer Internet Day (SID) Training Ambassador…

Competition

This year, we have created the Safer Internet Day Awards to enable us to reward more schools around Ireland who run events, activities and positive actions for Safer Internet Day.

We now have more ways to enter, a range of different categories and even more amazing prizes!

Partners

SID

Insafe is a European network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) who work together to celebrate Safer Internet Day in Europe.

saferinternetday.org

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18. There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

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The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

helpline@npc.ie

Hotline.ie exists to combat the distribution and proliferation of illegal content, like child sexual abuse content.

hotline.ie

1890 610710

Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

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Get started


The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

01 887 4477
helpline@npc.ie

Report Illegal Content

Sometimes you might unwittingly stumble across illegal online content like child abuse imagery. Always remember: you can report it and get it removed using Hotline.ie.

More on illegal content

Make a report


Hotline.ie exists to combat the distribution and proliferation of illegal content, like child sexual
abuse content, in conjunction with police and Internet Industry