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Safer Internet Day

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Our ideas this year are all about empowering schools, parents and pupils to have a conversation, make a change and ultimately stay safer online:

  • In our top tips flyer we have ideas to help you remember every day is Safer Internet Day, from making your own videos, using ParentSafe and our Digital Family Agreement, or making the most of SafeSkills to discover where to focus your teaching efforts over the other 51 weeks of the year. 

  • There is also a template parent email to introduce the day and share key reminders. Download the documents below and let us know what you think. 

  • Remember to share what you got up to (email us or tag us on Facebook or Twitter) and find this page again at


Ideas and parent email template

Safer Internet Day top tips to plan your day

5 Top Tips for a great Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day parent email template

Email template to adapt and send to parents

Use our video lesson / assembly

We made the video below for last year's SID but if you haven't used it already, it will work just as well this year - have a look - it gives you a ready-made 20 minute lesson or assembly where our schools hosts present questions to discuss as a class, top answers from the pupils of All Saints Benhilton Primary to tell us what they think, plus a gaming scenario to watch....and even a singalong! 

According to St Dunstan's Primary:

"The children were very engaged and there was a lot of excited chatter in the room. They learnt the importance of respect and who to turn to if they needed help. It was great for them to be reminded of these important messages by their peers - the children really took to it."

Teachers - read this first!

Important notes for teachers:

► the focus is on gaming and staying safe online

► it is aimed at 7 - 11 year olds (that's KS2 in Eng / Wales, Y4-7 in NI and P4-7 in Scotland)

► the video includes an extract from our 'Going too Far' and our 'Undressed' song (very relevant in the light of the latest news). Content warning - the themes covered are realistic and important and age-appropriate. We do not consider them to be scary but please be aware that game-play footage is shown, plus a text message implying violence (not at all graphic) and how to respond to that, plus mention of getting undressed online (nothing explicit or scary or talking about motives etc, but please be aware. If you want to check those particular bits first, watch from 6m49-11m10 / 14m-16m46

► the video is in YouTube but we've tested it and it even works in strict restricted mode

► it is just under 20 minutes, including discussion times (decide in advance how you want to do that - pairs/groups/as a class?)

► you can read the discussion questions here if you want to be prepared first - they have 1 or 2-minute countdowns but if you need longer, just press pause

features pupil voices - it is hosted exclusively by amazing pupils from All Saints Benhilton Primary and we would like to give them a big thank you and tell them they are amazing! Why not tweet them to tell them how great they are (remember to tag @LGfLDigiSafe too 😉)?

What next?

Let us know how it went and what you think. And remember, every day is Safer Internet Day and safeguarding never sleeps.. 

It's vital we keep protecting and teaching children and young people all year round. So why not spend some more time on the resources shared above, and if you don't already make the most of our live training service, we would love to see you there. 

Plus there's self-service online CPD materials and signposting. And to make sure you don't miss out, follow us on Twitter / Facebook and sign up to our newsletter

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