“Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event and will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 to help encourage a better internet, with this year’s theme—’Together for a better internet’ which encourages individuals to create a better internet by developing four, critical skills called the 4Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.” — Office of the eSaftey Commissioner
Family Insights’ Safer Internet Day Pledge
For Safer Internet Day 2019 Family Insights has become an official supporter by promoting the messages and offering educational content for parents and educators.
As a technology-based company, we understand the internet has been revolutionary in its ability to connect people and give them access to an endless array of information. Yet, we also know it can often seem as though every opportunity made possible by technology comes with some degree of risk. Therefore, sharing knowledge towards creating a better internet and developing critical online safety skills is important.
The Impact of Safer Internet Day
Each year Safer Internet Day is growing in popularity with statistics showing 45% of young people are engaging with it.
First coordinated in the UK by UK Safer Internet Centre, this event sees hundreds of organisations getting involved and helping to promote a safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Last year, 1700 organisations were involved in supporting Safer Internet Day and helped spread the word to more than 9 million people on social media.
What Does Safer Internet Day Offer?
“The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.” — UK Safer Internet Centre
Through collaboration with UK Safer Internet Centre, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner has all the materials parents, guardians, carers, friends and family and more need to get involved. These materials include lesson plans, SIDTV films, top tips, social media assets, and more.
Parents can also register their organisation or school as a Safer Internet Day supporter and appear on the Safer Internet Day supporter list.
Why Support Is Important — A Message From UK Safer Internet Centre
“The success of the day is dependent on everyone coming together to make the biggest noise possible. We know from past years about what a difference it can make and help provide the space and time to spark important conversations about how to use the internet positively and safely. From a survey of teachers who participated in Safer Internet Day, 95% said that it encouraged conversations about the safe use of the internet between teachers and pupils with 41% saying it led to disclosures of potential safeguarding issues online.”