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.

 

Share your #SID2022 plans

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.

#TalkListenLearn Campaign - Supporting Parents

The internet is an integral part of our lives, providing fantastic opportunities to learn, create and connect, but the online world also creates challenges. This year for Safer Internet Day, Webwise and the National Parents Council Primary are running a campaign to support parents in their engagement with their children’s lives online.

The #TalkListenLearn campaign encourages parents to have open and regular conversations with their child about the internet. To talk to them about benefits and the risks, but also to listen to what their child has to say and to learn about their life online. Research consistently shows that many children do not tell if something goes wrong online. Having conversations with your child is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that they have a safe and positive experience, and to help them to feel comfortable coming to you if they encounter an issue.

Everyone has a role to play in creating a safer and better internet, and the #TalkListenLearn campaign helps to support families for Safer Internet Day 2022.

Our Digital Lives - Guest Panel Discussion

The “Our Digital Lives” guest panel discussion for Safer Internet Day 2022 will feature Miriam Mullins – TikTok Star and Content Creator; Shane Carthy – Dublin GAA Player and Author; Dr. Elaine Byrnes – Researcher and Coordinator of Consent Programmes; and members of the Webwise Youth Panel.

The online event marks the culmination of the 2022 SID Ambassador Training Programme. 150 students from schools from across Ireland participated in the peer-led training programme to gain the skills and knowledge to run their own online safety campaigns and initiatives in their own schools and local communities.

The guest panel discussion will hear from the contributors about the benefits and the challenges of Our Digital Lives, and will address questions posed by the SID Ambassadors. A recording of the event will be available for students and schools to view on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday, February 8th, on Webwise.ie and on the Webwise social media channels.

Socially distant Safer Internet Day ideas

There are lots fun and engaging activities that can help ensure that Safer Internet Day events are as as vibrant as ever. It also includes free templates and activities, along with scripted presentations that can be easily adapted to the needs of individual teachers, or schools.

 

From doing a digital take-over, to taking your campaign online, or downloading an online safety quiz – here are 12 Covid friendly ways to mark Safer Internet Day!

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.

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.

 

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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.

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

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