Safer Internet Day
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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.
This Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 6 February 2024, we’re encouraging you 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 can work towards making every day a 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.
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.
Our goal is for everyone to be informed about online safety, understand how to report online abuse and actively contribute to a safer online environment – that’s why we need your support.
We encourage you to join the global initiative that brings together the community, families, schools and organisations from more than 160 countries so that, united, we can create safer online spaces.
References: 1. Mind the Gap: Parental awareness of children’s exposure to risks online (2022); In the 12 months prior to the survey (2021). 2. Accidental, unsolicited and in your face. Young people’s encounters with online pornography: a matter of platform responsibility, education and choice (2023). 3. Cool, beautiful, strange and scary: The online experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their parents and caregivers (2023). 4. Adults’ experiences online – infographic (2022); In the past 12 months. 5. Negative online behaviours – infographic (2022).
How can I get involved?
Mark your calendars for Tuesday 6 February 2024 and sign up to support Safer Internet Day.
We’ll keep you updated with all the latest information and let you know when campaign resources are ready for you to download, so you can start planning your Safer Internet Day activities.