Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety.
Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide.
Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.
Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:
- Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
- Using the internet to make change for the better
- The changes young people want to see online
- The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Please remind your members that if they or their child have any safeguarding concerns that they can refer these directly to the Club Welfare Officer or if its urgent they should call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000. If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then they should call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.
Thank you for all that you are continuing to do to support your members and ensure everyone remains as positive, safe and healthy as possible.
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