5 February 2019
By Rebecca Avery

Today's the day: Safer Internet Day 2019!

Today, Tuesday 5th February is Safer Internet Day; a day to celebrate and create a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. This year’s theme of ‘Together for a better internet’ encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate and to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 focuses on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online; this could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.

The campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces. Safer Internet Day 2019 is an opportunity to empower young people to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.

Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online; we can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect.  Today we encourage all Kent educational settings, professionals, parents/carers and children and young people to join in and celebrate. After all – a better internet starts with all of us!

Find out more about the global campaign for Safer Internet Day at: www.saferinternetday.org.

Find out more about the UK campaign for Safer Internet Day at: www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019