Safer Internet Day is an event organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which aims to promote the safe, responsible, and positive use of Internet technology.
During this event, lots of local and national organisations come together to raise awareness about the best internet practices to protect children’s safety online. The Safer Internet Day slogan is, ‘Together for a better internet’. Topics of focus include:
- data privacy
- digital identity
- social networks
The main goal of Safer Internet Day is to raise awareness and start a conversation about internet safety, particularly with young people who may not understand how to stay safe when using the internet. Unfortunately, one company alone cannot make the whole internet safe, but lots of people working together can have a big impact. The aim is to make a safer and better internet for everyone; children and adults alike!
What is the theme of Safer Internet Day 2024?
Safer Internet Day 2024 is based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.
Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing 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.
As part of our strategy to keep the children and families at Westoe Crown Safe, we have our very own Online Safety Hub which can be accessed using the QR code or this link: https://westoecrownprimary.onlinesafetyhub.uk/
E-Safety Parent Guides
Click here to view a quick guide to useful websites with E-Safety advice
Click here to view the ThinkYouKnow parent guide to keeping your children safe online while they are not in school
Click here to view a parent guide for helping children express themselves safely online
Useful Web links
Do you know the ratings of games your children play?
Link to Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website for advice on games ratings
Click here to view guidance on the PEGI website.