Safer internet for the whole family

Three pre-teens sit at desktop computers in a library or school setting.

There is no denying that technology plays an integral part in our daily lives. From smartphones to office computers, being connected has never been easier. While there are clear benefits from having instant access at the touch of our fingertips, there are many online risks to navigate.

Safer Internet Day is an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of online risks and safety measures for children and young people. This year it will take place on Tuesday 6 February 2024 with the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, Managing Influence and Navigating Change Online’.

As part of this campaign, there will be several information and learning activities available for families and educators on UK Safer Internet Centre, including educational resources, top tips for young people, parents and carers, and quizzes.

The campaign started in 2004 as part of an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project and is now active in 170 countries. 

There are also a number of wider resources and partner organisations for families, carers and children available on Forces Children’s Education’s Resources section.

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