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Safer Internet Day 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 - Film for parents and carers

Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme 'Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online'. Safer Internet Day is the UK's biggest celebration of online safety.

Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.


Safer Internet Day is the UK’s biggest celebration of online safety. Each year we cover an online issue or theme that speaks to the things young people are seeing and experiencing online. Created in consultation with young people across the UK, this year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:


  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline


Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child, whatever their age. This year’s theme is all about change and influence online and we have created a range of pages to help you talk about these issues and ideas with your child, no matter how much time you have and in an age-appropriate way.

Safer Internet Day 2024 is celebrated on 6th February 2024, with thousands of people across the UK working together to champion youth voice and engage in conversations about how we can all work together to make the internet a great and safe place.


Help and advice for you as a parent or carer

Below we look to answer some of the key questions you may have this Safer Internet Day.


Things change so fast online, it’s hard to keep up with what my child is doing


Staying up to date with what children are doing online can feel like a challenge sometimes. Here are a few simple steps you can take to help bridge the gap.


My child keeps asking to play a game, or download an app that I don’t know about, what can I do?


The easiest way to address this is to research the game or app before you download it, to see what it is and what it offers e.g., in-app purchases, or connection with others etc.


My child is asking for a new device and I’m not sure they’re ready for one


It’s important to think carefully before getting any kind of device for your child. Not only can it be an expensive decision, it’s also necessary to consider the 5 ‘Ws’.


I’m not sure if the content my child is watching is a good influence on them, what can I do?


Children begin to be influenced by the content they watch as soon as they’re old enough to go online.


What does an influencer do and how can they affect children’s behaviour?


Influencers are people who use their internet presence, celebrity status, or relationship with their audience to affect the behaviour of their followers.


My child is keen to share content and make a change online. How can I help them achieve this safely?


Lots of young people are turning to the internet to talk about issues they’re passionate about, to help raise awareness, and promote social change.


How to make a report online


Information to help you, if you need to make a report on an app, game, or website.


Find out more about specific issues


If you want more information about specific online safety issues, there are a range of places that you can go.


Follow the link below for this years parental guides for Safer Internet Day 2024.


Parents guide to Safer Internet Use

Safer Internet Day 2022 - Primary Schools

For the first time, the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU WM) have sponsored Safer Internet Day - Tuesday, 8th February 2022. Please find the pre...

Please read the following guides for ideas on what you can do as a family this Safer Internet Day.