Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016 is taking place today, on the 9th February, with the themePlay your part for a better internet!
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees over a thousand organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
They will be joining hundreds of individuals supporting the #SID2016 social media campaign to play your part and #shareaheart, which is set to reach over 4 million in a mass tweet at 8am today.
The day of positive action comes as the UK Safer Internet Centre launches a new report, Creating a Better Internet for All, that highlights young people's experiences of online empowerment and online hate. 
Schools across the UK will be using the UK Safer Internet Centre’s Education Packs and Safer Internet Day TVfilms to explore these issues, and later today the UK Safer Internet Centre will be taking a group of young people to Number 10 Downing Street before hosting an event at the BT Centre in London to hear young people’s perspectives.