Safer Internet Day

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“. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5th. Over 100,000 young people across Ireland joined the celebrations last year.


Help make 2019 even bigger and better by supporting SID 2019 in your local area, get some inspiration on how you can get involved below.

How To Get Involved

Step 1

Get Connected

Keep up to date with all the latest news and activities planned for Safer Internet Day 2019. Join us on social media: Facebook, Instagram WebwiseIreland, or Twitter @Webwise_Ireland. Share your SID photos using the hashtag #BeInCtrl.

Step 2

Plan SID Activities

There are lots of ideas available on to get you started. Download our Safer Internet Day PowerPoint presentation, get campaign inspiration or use our Safer Internet Day activities.

Step 3

Get Parents Involved

Give an Internet Safety Talk for Parents in your school for Safer Internet Day or download our Parent’s Guide to A Better Internet, available at

Step 4

Download FREE Resources

Webwise has a range of primary and post-primary handbooks available to download FREE at Webwise is relaunching Webwise Primary, ‘HTML Heroes‘, for SID 2019.

Step 5

Internet Safety Videos

Webwise has created a number of videos that cover a variety of internet safety topics, perfect for SID. Videos can be viewed here

Step 6

Order your FREE SID Wristbands

Share your SID 2019 plans with us and we will send you out free wristbands for all of your participants! Orders for wristbands will open in December and close the 26th of January. Check back soon for order details.

Get Ideas

Need a lesson plan for Safer Internet Day? We have loads of great resources that you can use. 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 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. The programme is open to all second-level students in Ireland. As a Safer Internet Day Ambassador you receive free training online and face to face training from Webwise and from our dedicated Youth Panel. Students will learn how to lead internet safety activities and campaigns which can then be run in school for Safer Internet Day. We are currently looking for Ambassadors so sign up now!

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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: Get inspired by some of the great work being done by schools, parents and youth groups on internet safety.

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

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