Safer Internet Day 2024

Safer Internet Day takes place on 6th February 2024 and each year covers an online issue or theme that represented things young people are seeing or experiencing online. This year learning is based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence, an navigating change online’. This includes:

  • young people’s perspectives 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.

Safer Internet Day (SID) was first celebrated in 2004, and around the world SID Committees and other supporters come to organise events. For 2024, the UK Safer Internet Centre is celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support they receive.

FREE educational resources for use across all age groups have been created to support this work and are available here: Resources – Safer Internet Day. The BBC is also offering a free online LIVE lesson on Tuesday 6th February at 11am, where students will be invited to become digital detectives by exploring the world of Artificial Intelligence and learning how to stay safe online. There will also be a catch-up on their panel discussion programme for primary school teachers on teaching children about digital literacy and online safety.

Do you have plans for Safer Internet Day? What have you found helpful? Leave a comment below! If you would like more information and additional signposting on the topic of online safety, take a look at what is available in our PSHE section: Online Safety – Devon Schools Wellbeing Partnership. If you have any questions or require any additional support, please feel free to email us at dswp@devon.gov.uk.

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