Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2022 is just around the corner, and we hope that you will join in the celebrations on Tuesday, February 8th!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially for children and young people. SID has grown to become a global event and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries. Coordinated and promoted in Ireland by Webwise, Safer Internet Day has grown to become the key date in the online safety calendar.

We’re encouraging organisations across Ireland to show your support and help promote a safer, better internet. Here are some simple ways to get involved and help to support Safer Internet Day 2022.

Sign-up for Safer Internet Day 2022 and get free SID wristbands.

The free Safer Internet Day wristbands are a colourful addition to your #SID2022 celebrations!

Let us know what you are planning to do to mark Safer Internet Day 2022, and we will send you online safety packs, including free wristbands for all of your participants.

Spread the word by encouraging schools, parent groups, organisations and communities to get involved and sign-up via webwise.ie/saferinternetday/.

Free education resources, lessons and videos

Safer Internet Day is a great time to explore online safety topics and issues. Use the FREE Webwise resources, lessons and presentations to address topics such as cyberbullying, privacy, social media, image-sharing, consent, misinformation and more. We have created a range of ready-made presentations for schools to use on Safer Internet Day here.

These resources can be accessed for free on webwise.ie and we also send out hard copies to schools.

#TalkListenLean: Supporting Parents

Safer Internet Day is a great time to engage parents, and raise awareness of the important role they play in helping their child to have a positive experience online.

For Safer Internet Day 2022, Webwise is encouraging families to #TalkListenLearn and to talk regularly about the benefits and the challenges that children encounter online.

Webwise have developed a suite of resources for parents including:

  • Updated online safety advice booklet for parents – A Parents’ Guide to a Better Internet
  • Parent Toolkit with information, advice and resources for parents. Access the toolkit here.
  • A new topic generator to help parents begin conversations with their child: https://talklistenlearn.webwise.ie/.

Schools can highlight resources to parents, host an information evening or order our updated parent guide.

Help spread the word!

Your voice has a huge impact and can help to encourage even more people to get involved in Safer Internet Day, and take the opportunity to explore the importance of online safety for children and young people.

  • Share the Webwise resources, advice, tips and information with your community.

  • Highlight #SID2022 on your website

  • Share your SID plans on social media using #SID2022 or #TalkListenLearn

Webwise has a dedicated Safer Internet Day Hub to help anyone who is planning a SID event. It contains ideas, activities, videos, resources, and many more useful suggestions and tools to help people to get involved.

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