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Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 takes place on Tuesday 5 February...




Safer Internet Day is a global celebration held annually each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations unite to encourage and inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

As a result of this collective action, Safer Internet Day 2018 reached over 3.3 million children, 2.6 million parents, and had the support of 1,772 organisations that helped spread the message of the day.

This year’s Safer Internet Day - February 2019

The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day is ‘Together for a better internet’. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

As part of Safer Internet Day, West Sussex County Council’s Community Safety & Wellbeing team have produced a short film comprised of interview clips from across our services, promoting how we are all working together for a better internet.

How can you get involved and support Safer Internet Day 2019?

Encourage everyone to take control of their online lives, keep safe, and harness the positive power of the internet.

View and share West Sussex County Council’s short film for Safer Internet Day to see how we have been working together for a better internet.

Learn about our Staying Safe Online campaign - aimed at keeping people safe and resilient to cybercrime. You can also check out the Top 10 tips for online safety...

Download our Get Safe Online Leaflet and Parent Carer Leaflets below...

Get Safe Online Leaflet Parent Carer Guide

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved.

Take a look at video resources about preventing radicalisation and extremism – an issue where online activity can play a key part.

You can also find out more about free Stay Safe Online Sessions held across the county.

Help & Resources

Help & Resources

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families.

Get Safe Online – The UK’s leading awareness resource helping protect people, finances, devices and businesses from fraud, abuse and other issues encountered online. 

Cyber Aware – Provides easy steps you can take to protect your home or business from cybercrime.

Take Five – To Stop Fraud – Straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud.

Reporting on social media - Find out more about how to report on the most popular social media apps via the UK Safer Internet Centers safety tools guide

For the Guide to the Social Networks young people use: Net Aware.

If you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously online towards a child, you should, in an emergency, contact the emergency services by calling 999 - or otherwise make a report to CEOP (the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre).

Child sexual abuse images: If you stumble across criminal content online, you should report this to the Internet Watch Foundation. Criminal content in the UK includes child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult content as well as non-photographic child sexual abuse images. 

Online terrorism: You can report terrorism related content to the police’s Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit.

Hate speech: Online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender should be reported to True Vision.

If you have been ‘scammed, ripped off or conned’ you can report to Action Fraud online or on 0300 1232040.

ChildLine is a free 24/7 helpline for children and young people. You can call 0800 1111 or chat online.

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