Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
In the UK, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
That is why we are asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.
This year we are hoping to answer the following questions:
- What issues really matter to children and young people?
- What changes do they want to see?
- How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?
At Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, we will be sharing a link to a Padlet where parents and pupils (with permission) can share their thoughts and opinions on the three questions above. Look out for the padlet link which will be shared via a text message. Please remember to keep messages clean and respectful as any person can view the padlet at any time.
You can also access the padlet by clicking:
All you have to do is click on the + which is under each question to add your response. Take a look at what some parents and carers have already posted!
Top Tips for Parents and Carers taken from the Safer Internet Day website
These top tips have been written for you (parents and carers) to help you support your child to stay safe and happy online.
This Safer Internet Day make space for….
- Make space for regular conversations about life online
- Make space for enjoying and exploring the online world together!
- Make space for working as a family to agree expectations for going online
- Make space for learning about the apps, games and websites your child is using
- Make space for supporting and reassuring your child if things go wrong
For further information click on this link: Top Tips for Parents and Carers
For further advice and tips, please take a look at:
NSPCC's section on online safety
UK Safer Internet Centre
A useful game for children about aspects of online safety:
How can you get involved?
As part of the Safer Internet Day 2023 campaign, UK Safer Internet Centre want to hear young people’s voices about their lives online.
They have created a video wall on our website where any young person aged 7-18 can upload a short film they have created about their online experiences – what they like, what they don’t like and what they would change if they could on the internet. Remember if you are doing this at home to seek parental permission before posting anything online.
Click on this link to post your film now: Safer Internet Day Video Wall