Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, the day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite together to raise awareness and start conversations about online safety.

We’ll be creating easy ways for people to support Safer Internet Day 2018, and hope you’ll join us and everyone globally in celebrating the day on 6 February.

About Safer Internet Day:

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the joint Insafe-INHOPE network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 130 countries worldwide.

From online bullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.

This year’s theme:

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. This year’s theme is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience.

What is Netsafe doing?

We’ll be providing easy ways for everyone to get involved in Safer Internet Day including resources, imagery, stories and information. These resources will be available in early 2018.

How to get involved:

Sign up to take part in Safer Internet Day this year by filling in the form below. We’ll send you updates on the campaign and links to resources you can use to celebrate Safer Internet Day in 2018.

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Got your own idea to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2018?

Let us know! The theme for this year is all about connecting and sharing respect, so we’d love to support each other in promoting the day. Email us at with your ideas.

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