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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for workplaces, community organisations, schools, industry, government and families to promote online safety education and the benefits of being safe online.  

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What is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day is a global initiative to raise awareness of online safety issues.

The eSafety Commissioner leads the initiative in Australia. We educate people about online safety risks, like online abuse, how to be safe online and where to go for help.
 

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Hello, I’m Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner. Today is Safer Internet Day. Why does this matter? Well, we rely on the internet for almost everything in our daily lives. 

So online safety is more important than ever. With the prevalence of online abuse and new threats emerging daily,it's essential to educate ourselves and others at work, at home, and in the community on how to remain safer online.

A big thank you to the thousands of workplaces, schools and individuals who've supported Safer Internet Day and who have helped us start a national conversation about online safety.

Let's all remember to Connect, Reflect, and Protect, and to make every day a safer internet day. Visit eSafety.gov.au to get started. Thank you.

A message from eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

Australia's Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland gets behind Safer Internet Day

Why Safer Internet Day is important

We use the internet in almost every aspect of our lives, so it’s important for everyone to know about online safety.

eSafety’s goal is for everyone to be informed about online safety, understand how to report online abuse and actively contribute to a safer online environment. Each year, we encourage people to join the global initiative that unites communities, families, schools and organisations from more than 190 countries so that together, we can create safer online spaces. 
 

eSafety’s 2024 campaign

This year, people were encouraged to take three simple actions when approaching online safety: Connect. Reflect. Protect.  

Connect safely by keeping apps and devices secure and reviewing your privacy settings regularly.

Reflect on how your actions online may affect others or your safety.

Protect yourself and others by visiting eSafety.gov.au to find out how to stay safe online and report online abuse.

By doing these things and sharing the Connect. Reflect. Protect message, we aimed to make every day a Safer Internet Day.

eSafety created a variety of resources to use at home, school, work, and within communities, including:

Safer Internet Day 2025

Next year’s Safer Internet Day is planned for 11 February 2025. Sign up to show your support and we’ll keep you updated with all the latest information to help you plan your Safer Internet Day activities. This will include brand new resources tailored for 2025.

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Last updated: 11/04/2024