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.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Safer Internet Day 2022 takes place on Tuesday, February 8th!

 

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.

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.

#BeKindOnline Webinar Series 2021

For Safer Internet Day 2021, the Irish Safer Internet Centre hosted a series of free online safety webinars for parents and educators.

The three webinars looked at Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Younger Children, Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Teenagers, and Empowering Students to Build Digital Resilience and Manage their Online Wellbeing.

The hosts for the webinars included Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton, Cyberpsychology Researcher, member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton and lectures in Cyberpsychology and Psychology in IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Mark Smyth, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and Jane McGarrigle and Tracy Hogan of Webwise.

The Irish SIC is a partnership of four leading organisations with a mission to make the Internet a better place for children and young people, under the coordination of Cybercrime, Department of Justice.

The programme partners include:

The #BeKindOnline Webinar Series are available to watch again online.

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.

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.

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