Internet Safety Day 2022

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 to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child – whether that’s by using some of the quick activities, asking your child what they like to do online, or using their favourite app or game with them. You can also support Safer Internet Day on social media, tell your friends and family about the day, or ask your child for their top tips for staying safe online. Find out more here: saferinternetday.org.uk.

Below is an extremely useful parent pack from the saferinternetday.org.uk website for you to read and use with your child.

How to Get Involved

This is an introduction to safer internet day 2022 and explains how you to use the rest of the pack. It also explains how you can show your support through social media, how you can ask those important questions, and how to share this information with others.

Conversation Starters

Safer Internet Day 2022 is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with your child about life online, and especially this year’s theme, ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online.’ Use the questions in this leaflet to help start discussions about how we can all use the internet safely, respectfully, responsibly, and positively when gaming and spending time online.

Family Activities

Here you’ll find fun and engaging activities that parents and carers can do with children of all ages to support this year’s Safer Internet Day theme. Work through these activities with your child to help start conversations about life online and make sense of the digital world together.

Family Online Safety Plan

Use this to identify how much you all currently use the internet and why. Talk about and plan your next steps to keep your family safer while using the internet.

Organisations and Resources

This sheet provides you with useful sources of advice and information, both for general online safety and in particular, for this year’s Safer Internet Day theme. It also includes information on how to report online problems.