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