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Be the change: Unite for a better internet

Join the global celebration and unite for a better internet this Safer Internet Day! Check out our resources and activities for ways to get involved.

#SID2017

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, usually in the first week of February each year. It is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, National Safer Internet Centres across Europe and the e-Safety Commission here in Australia.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Some ideas from the eSafety Commission

https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/newsroom/events/safer-internet-day-2017

Run a class activity

Run a class activity on Safer Internet Day using these questions:

  • What do you like best about the internet?
  • What can you do to make a “better” internet?

 Some ways to get your students to answer these questions:

  • Class discussion
  • Creative writing piece
  • Take the ClassAct 50 task challenge
  • Video project—vox pop style
  • Art or poster project
  • School radio show
  • Research project: what are the options to make the internet safer for all?
  • Public speaking exercise (in teams or individually)

Further Information

Schools are also encouraged to organise local events and activities to promote the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Find information and resources at:

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