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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Safer Internet Day!

 

ConnectSafely is proud to be the official US host of Safer Internet Day, a global event celebrated in more than 100 countries, this year on Tuesday, February 9. Here are a few ways you, your classroom, your home or your organization can join us and people across the globe to send the message that making the internet great for everybody takes everybody.

Get Involved

"The internet starts with I & ends with T"

This year, our U.S. theme is “The internet starts with I & ends with T" — asking everyone to think about “What I can do to make the internet better.” And while we can take personal responsibility for our own actions, we can also work together. “Internet ends with T” reminds us that we’re all in this together. That includes families, companies, governments and everyone else. We all have a role to play.

Here are a few key ways to celebrate Safer Internet Day in your community or home. See the full list at SID-USA.org.

Industry Insight

Watch ConnectSafely’s “Industry Insight” video series for a look at what tech companies, policymakers and others are doing to keep people safe on apps and services. The series launches Feb. 8 on
SID-USA.org.

Lesson Plans

ConnectSafely’s Education Director Kerry Gallagher created lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students with activities based on our theme in the following topic areas:

  • I protect my accounts and devices

  • I share responsibly so I don’t spread false information

  • I take care of myself

  • I take care of others

Go To Lesson Plans

Family Activities

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to discuss digital safety and civility with your kids. Some conversation starters:

  • Discuss our theme The internet starts with "I" and ends with "T." What does that mean and how does it apply to your family?

  • Brainstorm “rules” for digital civility. Create an online and printed pledge with everyone’s best ideas.

  • You see a post or fact online that just doesn't seem right. How do you check if it's true? Do you share it, correct it or just ignore it?

  • An ad pops up while you’re doing a search—you click on the ad—it takes you away from your original search. What do you do?

  • You’re using an app that you have permission to use, but while using the app you get a message from someone you don’t know. What do you do?

  • You post a picture of a friend or classmate and they ask you to take it down. What do you do?

Companies & Community Organizations

Sign up to become a Safer Internet Day U.S. partner! Check out our partner kit for ways to participate in Safer Internet Day with your customers and employees. Once you know your company’s plans, email us the details at the link at the bottom of this page.

Go to Partner Kit

Spread the Word on Social Media

Use the hashtags #SID2021 and #SaferInternetDay and don’t forget to tag @connectsafely. See SID-USA.org for ways to rally your followers and get the word out about Safer Internet Day.

Get Involved on Social

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