Safer Internet Day (SID) aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on Tuesday 11th February 2014, centred on the theme “Let’s create a better internet together!”

The day offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role and responsibility that all stakeholders have in helping to create a better internet.

Safer Internet Day is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people.

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The Safer Internet Day website contains teaching ideas, posters and lesson resources for teachers who want to cover internet safety with their classes, for both primary and secondary schools.

An essential list of e-safety links for primary schools can be found here.

There’s some good resources on the Education City website this year. There’s also some excellent advice and resources on Northern Grid’s Digitally Confident website.

Teachers can find some very useful resources to help teach SID on Promethean Planet website: These include some exclusive e-safety quizzes from Millionaire for Schools, fun flipcharts for use with 2–9 year olds from Hector’s World, and advice for educators from the Teachers TV archives. You’ll need to sign up with Promethean Planet to access them, but it’s free to do so.

For more information about Safer Internet Day, visit the SID website : http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2014  and also the Insafe website: http://www.saferinternet.eu

Also check out this post with some very good esafety videos and this post about internet safety and social networking for trainee teachers.

You can also find some great resources, and links, on the TES Safer Internet Day page.

If you have any more great links – post them in the comments below!