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. The next Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 5 February 2019 and the theme is Together for a Better Internet. 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. Netsafe will be creating resources to help people, schools and organisations to celebrate Safer Internet Day in 2019.

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Safer Internet Day 2018

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.

For Safer Internet Day 2018, Netsafe put together a number of resources designed to help Kiwis celebrate the day.

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Printable posters Activity for educators and schools The Safer Internet Day story

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 www.netsafe.org.nz/staying-safe-online

2018 Safer Internet Day supporters: