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Safer Internet Day 2023 - film for parents and carers

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online'.

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Safer Internet Day 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

In the UK, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.

That is why we are asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.

This year we are hoping to answer the following questions:

  • What issues really matter to children and young people?
  • What changes do they want to see?
  • How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?

With your help, Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.

Help and advice for you as a parent or carer

About Safer Internet Day 2023

Read more about the theme of the day.

Practical tips for starting a conversation about life online

Advice and tips about how to start a conversation about the things your child is doing and seeing online.

How to talk about difficult topics

Advice about how to talk about some of the more difficult or challenging things that may happen online.

My child has said something worrying – what do I do?

If you child mentions something in a conversation with you that you find worrying there are steps you can take, this page gives more information about what you can do.

What do I do if something goes wrong?

Sometimes things do go wrong online, but there are always steps you can take to help support your child and get help. This page looks at what you can do if something does go wrong for your child online.

How to make a report

Information to help you if you need to make a report on a app or site.

Getting your child involved in online safety

Resources that can help you engage your children in online safety education, no matter their age.

Find out more about specific issues

If you want more information about specific online safety issues there are a range of places you can go.