The 12th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 10 February 2015. The theme for the day is: “Let’s create a better internet together”. Once again, children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, or industry and politicians – are invited to join together in marking the day and working together to build a better internet for all, but particularly children and young people.
Children and young people to support their friends and share their knowledge about how social media can be used to help or harm friendships and relationships
Teachers and educators to partner with young people in informing their school or service’s social media policy; the use of the internet and technology in their education; and in designing supportive responses to relationship difficulties involving social media
Families, parents and carersto regularly ‘check-in’ with children and young people about social media and their relationships; making it more likely for them to later share any concerns. Young people are the experts in technology but adults still play a vital role in teaching the skills to have healthy and respectful friendships and relationships.
Industry and politicians to take the time to hear the voices, wisdom and vision that children and young people can offer to make the internet a safer and more fulfilling space to learn and build relationships.