Monday, 10 February 2020

Safer Internet Day (SID 2020) 11th Feb

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive changes online, to raise awareness of online safety issues, and participate in events and activities right across the globe. Safer Internet Day aims to create both a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The campaign aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet


  • The more followers you have, the more popular you are
  • The internet is a great source of information
  • If you don’t upload a picture then it didn’t happen
  • Emojis help us to communicate feelings online
  • Everyone loves social media and being online
  • Everyone is happy online 
  • If you don’t get likes onyour picture then you should delete it
  • It’s more important how you look online than offline
  • You can tell when someone is joking online
  • The internet impacts on your sleep

Read the online choices below and give a suggestion for how they could be improved in order to encourage positive posting. Instead of this…

  • Someone writes something mean under your post so you respond and defend yourself straight away
  • You don’t receive any likes on your picture so you delete it
  • Everyone seems to have more followers than you, so you change your account to public
  • Everyone’s pictures look really good so you start to edit yours before posting
  • You send your friend a message but they still haven’t responded even though they have
  • been online so you get really angry
  • You see that your friend has shared online that they are feeling down but you ignore it
  • You see that your friend always gets loads of likes on their pictures so you think you’re not as good as them  It starts with you

  • Talk to someone if you are feeling down after going online
  • Connect with respect (and report people who do not)
  • Share positive messages
  • Think critically when you go online
  • Have a healthy balance with technology 
  • Lead by example
  • Talk about your feelings
  • Challenge disrespectful behaviour online
  • Look out for people online
  • Push for changes that can make the internet a better place for all
  • Highlight fake news
  • Promote a healthy balance with technology 

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