Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new area or theme that is important to the young people we work with every day. While it wasn’t possible to have any activities in school, when so many of us are accessing the internet at home, Safer Internet Day allows us to raise important messages about how we stay safe online.
Safer Internet Day 2021 was celebrated with the theme ‘An internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’.
Whilst it celebrates the amazing range of information and opportunities online, and its potential to inform, connect and inspire us, the event looked at how young people can separate fact from fiction. The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world.
It explores how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. We want to give young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.
Safer Internet Day can inspire conversations about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. If you missed it, the resources are all still available – visit saferinternetday.org.uk.