Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.
The theme for this year’s campaign, which took place on Tuesday 9 February, was ‘An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world'.
The campaign focused on how we can know what to trust online and supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It explored how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
With more people communicating online than ever before due to advances in technology and the global pandemic, now is the perfect time to address online safety and show your support so that we can all work towards a safer and happier future.
You can still join the conversation online, by visiting the Safer Internet Day website and downloading the 2021 social media pack and a host of resources and education tools. Remember to use the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and tag in @UK_SIC
Additionally, The FA, recently published a range of useful resources specifically for grassroots football around ‘Safeguarding in the Digital World’. To view guidance documents please click here.
For more information about Safer Internet Day, please visit their website.