SID 2018 is here!

As every year, we celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) on the second day of the second week of the second month of the year! SID 2018 takes place today, 6 February 2018 under the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you"! 

Our campaign aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.

We are delighted to see activity surrounding our landmark campaign ramping up across the web.

This year, the SID 2018 family has greatly increased, now counting over 140 SID Committees in countries across the globe! If you haven't signed up as a supporter yet, please do so here and get in touch with your local SID Committee to get involved in national activities! 

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Find out more about our key messages in the infographic below and don't forget to visit for the latest news and updates. Keep an eye on our social media channels too - follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, and join the discussion using the #SaferInternetDay and #SID2018 hashtags.

We also invite you to post yourself about SID so we've prepared a social media plan to help you find some inspiration. Don't forget to tag us so we can like and/or retweet you too!

And finally, visit the About section on for useful campaign material.

We thank you for your support on SID 2018 because, remember, a better internet starts with you!

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