The next Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 5 February 2019 – check out the info below to see what happened for Safer Internet Day 2018.

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 have created 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.

Download your SID resources now!

We’ve put together a number of resources designed to help you celebrate Safer Internet Day in 2018. This year SID falls on Waitangi Day in New Zealand, so we encourage you to celebrate at the most appropriate time of the week for you and your organisation or school.

Facebook assets and suggested social media copy Twitter assets and suggested social media copy Newsletter image
Printable posters Activity for educators and schools The Safer Internet Day story

Share the 2018 Staying Safe Online Guide

The 2018 Staying Safe Online Guide has the latest online safety tips for Safer Internet Day. The guide is packed with tips from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Youtube, TradeMe and CERT NZ to help make staying safe online easier for everyone. You can share the Staying Safe Online Guide using the following link

Join the SID2018 thunderclap

Join the SID2018 thunderclap by visiting the SID2018 website.  Once you join, a Safer Internet Day post will automatically be shared on your social media profile on the day – easy!

2018 SID 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 are providing easy ways for everyone to get involved in Safer Internet Day including resources, imagery, stories and information.

How to get involved

Use our resources above to show your support, and sign up to be kept in the loop about Safer Internet Day this year and in the future by filling in the form below. We’ll send you updates on the campaign and links to resources you can use to celebrate the day.

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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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