Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.
Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online'.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
Lystra Landon, Liverpool FA Designated Safeguarding Officer, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Safer Internet Day.
"A lot of young people in Merseyside and across the UK do much of their socialising within football teams, so this is an important day in the calendar.
"It’s crucial for us to offer support if they have concerns and to play our part in educating them in the positive and safe ways of using the internet.”
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
With more people communicating online than ever before due to advances in technology and the global pandemic, now is the perfect time to address online safety and show your support so that we can all work towards a safer and happier future.
Register as a Safer Internet Day 2022 supporter
To join the conversation online, please visit this link to download a social media pack for Safer Internet Day 2022. Leagues and clubs are invited to use the Safer Internet Centre’s images, logos and sample tweet to help get as many people involved as possible. Remember to use the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and tag in @UK_SIC
The FA has published a range of useful resources on its ‘Safeguarding in the Digital World’ page, which can be viewed here.
Watch the Safer Internet Day 2022 Parents Video below.