UNITED KINGDOM Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre is pleased to work with many partners and audiences (including children, young people, parents, carers, teachers, school staff and the internet industry) in the UK in creating a better internet together.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has held two stakeholder planning meetings to engage and empower stakeholders to take part in the day as well as developing a new section on the UKSIC website to encourage partners to 'spread the word' about SID -
The UK Safer Internet Centre will be working with schools throughout the UK in the run up to SID to encourage young people to use the opportunity of the day to help someone else stay safe. Schools packs have been designed to help teachers think about Safer Internet Day in the classroom.
The centre has launched a Primary resource pack containing a poster to promote the theme, a primary assembly presentation and accompanying script, quick classroom activities including a playground challenge and an in depth lesson plan.
Similarly, for the secondary audience, the pack contains a poster to promote the theme, a set of quick classroom activities, an assembly presentation and a supporting script and an in depth lesson plan to encourage pupils to create (or design) an app to make the internet a better place.
This year for the first time the schools packs feature a parents pack including all the information needed to run a parents presentation - promotional materials and presentation as well as conversation starters for parents.
This free content is available to download from the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
UK Safer Internet Day National Event
The UKSIC will be running a 'Question Time' style on the day as well as providing an opportunity to celebrate creativity and the work of partners. The UKSIC will be inviting partners in the UK who are running a competition culminating on or near SID, to get in touch to see how they can take part in the day and help us share how the creativity of young people is contributing to a better internet. (The UKSIC will aim to give interested partners a short slot at this event but this will be dependent on numbers, interest and timings.)
Safer Internet Day TV
In an exciting new addition to the UKSIC's SID activities, the UK Safer Internet Centre will be running Safer Internet TV on SID itself, replacing SID radio which the UKSIC has produced for the past three years. More information will be available in the coming weeks. SIDtv will be streamed on Safer Internet Day from the UK Safer Internet Centre website between 12 noon and 8 pm and will contain content aimed at four specific audiences - teachers and professionals working with young people; pre-schoolers and children aged 4-11; young people 11-16; and parents.
If you are a school, please plan into your activities on the day to spend some time watching SIDtv - between 12 and 3 we will have content aimed at schools.
To follow updates, send questions and feedback on the programme follow us at @SID2014tv.