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Connect with respect

Edition - 24 January 2013 

SID 2013 

Welcome to all of our new subscribers who have signed up to receive updates about Safer Internet Day 2013!


As the day is now in sight, we will provide you with some further information about what is planned, and the ways in which you can still get involved! 

What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated in nearly 100 countries around the world in February of each year. In Europe, 30 countries mark the day with support from the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme. SID is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people.

Safer Internet Day 2013 - the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day - will take place on Tuesday 5 February, around the theme 'Online Rights and Responsibilities'  and under the slogan 'Connect with respect'.

Latest news

Safer Internet Day is now just around the corner and we have refreshed the UK Safer Internet Centre website.  We're still at www.saferinternet.org.uk, but do please check the new website out.  If you've not already made use of the banners, badges and the Safer Internet Day film you can find them all at

Small SID 2013 badgewww.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2013/get-involved


We have also just launched the UK Safer Internet Centre's YouTube channel


and you can also find the SID 2013 film here. 


You will notice our supporter logos are now featured in the hero image at the top of the new home page.  If yours isn't there it's not too late to send it in!  Just use our form to tell us of your plans and add your logo: http://bit.ly/10I7WYR. 


Look out for our new interactive Internet Safety Connect with Respect Quiz on Safer Internet Day that the UK Safer Internet Centre has developed for families to find out more about what it means to connect with respect as well as top tips to help start conversations about Internet safety.  The quiz covers safety issues related to social networks, online entertainment, internet gaming and mobiles and also provides tips on how to connect with respect safely.  There will also be conversation starters reflecting the top ten rights and responsibilities as voted for by the 24,000+ respondents to the 'Have your Say' survey.  

Safer Internet Day 2013 highlights in UK:
Young people's charter of 
10 top online rights and responsibilities

We asked young people in the UK to choose their top ten online rights and responsibilities for Safer Internet Day. On the tenth anniversary of the day, 5th Feb 2013, we will deliver this statement of rights, with ten young people to a high profile politician in a high profile place. Look out for the charter on our website on the day www.saferinternet.org.uk as well on our social media channels - via Facebook www.facebook.com/saferinternetuk and Twitter @UK_SIC


SID 2013 internet radio 

For a third year running we will broadcast a marathon 12-hour live internet radio show dedicated to Safer Internet Day. You can listen to the radio programme live on www.saferinternetdaylive.com from 9 am to 9 pm on 5 Feb 2013. 

Topics we will discuss on the show will be digital literacy, being a friend online, online reputation, bullying, keeping safe online at home and on your mobile phone, and we will have practical advice and top tips from experts and service providers.


We have a panel of experts, including Facebook, to answer your questions, so please send them in before and during the show to radio@saferinternet.org.uk 


There is also still time to submit your contributions for the programme - we have a fantastic prize to give away as well as the opportunity to hear your entry broadcast to a worldwide audience www.saferinternetdaylive.com

radio poster

SID school resource packs - 

primary and secondary


 SID 2013 Secondary poster   

We have put together a set of comprehensive school packs containing quick classroom activities, staff guidance, an assembly, posters and a detailed lesson plan to help you mark the day in school. You can download a primary or a secondary school pack here: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/schools-packs

Insafe, the coordinators of the European network of Safer Internet Centres, have also just launched their SID kit for schools - you can find it at http://www.saferinternetday.org/web/guest/sidkit. 

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