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.

 

Safer Internet Day 2022 took place on Tuesday, February 8th with a record-breaking 183,000 people taking part in the celebrations!

 

SAVE THE DATE: Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on Tuesday, 7th February 2023.

 

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Map of Safer Internet Day Events in Ireland

It’s never too soon to think about what you will do to celebrate Safer Internet Day! This Safer Internet Day Hub will provide you with lots of ideas, fun activities, and free resources that you can use to promote online safety not just on Safer Internet Day, but at any time of the year.

 

Remember, regardless of how big, or small, your event is make sure to register for Safer Internet Day and put your school or organisation on the map! When you register we will send you out a free Safer Internet Day pack including wristbands for all the participants.

 

Registration is open.

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.

Safer Internet Day Presentations

Free Safer Internet Day Presentations are available for Primary and Post-Primary level. These include Primary school presentations for use with 1st and 2nd class, 3rd and 4th class, and 5th and 6th class. The Post-Primary level presentation explore topics including News, Information and the Problems of False Information; Managing Your Online Wellbeing; Respectful Communication Online; Self-Esteem Online – The Full Picture.

The presentations, a full script/notes, and Take Home Activities can be downloaded for use in the classroom.

Find out what happened in previous years

Safer Internet Day 2022

183,000 people participated in almost 750 events registered on the Safer Internet Day in Ireland Event Map – highlighting what they were doing to celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 8th.

 

Safer Internet Day 2021

Although circumstances were different this year, students, schools and organisations engaged in meaningful and vibrant celebrations to help create a safer and better internet for all, especially young people.

Safer Internet Day 2020

To mark Safer Internet Day 2020, Tuesday, 11th February 2020, Webwise launched a new educational resource called ‘Connected – An Introduction to Digital Media Literacy’.

 

 

Safer Internet Day 2019

To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, Tuesday, 5th February 2019, Webwise launched a new educational resource called ‘HTML Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet’.

 

 

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

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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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

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