Safer Internet Day 2018 will take place on Tuesday 6 February 2018 with the theme "Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you".
Safer Internet Day 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.
By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you” encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.
Safer Internet Day 2018 encourages everyone to join and play their part. There are many ways to do this:
- Children and young people can help to create a better internet by being kind and respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations (and those of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online.
- Parents and carers play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, whether it is by ensuring an open dialogue with their children, educating them to use technology safely and positively, or by acting as digital role models.
- Teachers, educators and social workers can help to create a better internet by equipping their pupils and students with digital literacy skills and by developing their critical thinking skills, which will allow them to better navigate the online world. They can empower them to create their own content, make positive choices online and can set a personal example of online behaviour for their pupils and students.
Safer Internet Day Education Packs
The UK Safer Internet Centre has put together education packs that schools can use to promote the day, and the theme of “Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you”. The resources available include lesson plans, presentation and activities – all to suit the age group of the school.
Tailored for each key stage, the Education Packs include lesson plans, assemblies, posters, and other quick activities. Each of the education packs also has an accompanying SID TV educational film, which is designed to complement the lessons and learning objective in each pack.
There are 6 education packs, each with their own age appropriate content and theme.
Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018 is rapidly approaching.