Safer Internet Day

   Safer Internet Day Febrauary 7th, 2017 – Save the date!

Like Me – Take a look at this clip created by TrueTube for Safer Internet Day 2017

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12

Safer Internet Day is part of a global drive to promote a safer Internet for allsafebook users, especially young people. Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 in many countries across the world, including Ireland. This year, Safer Internet Day, which is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and, urged all net users to “Connect with Respect”. Webwise has suggestions for activities and events that you can hold in your school or classroom to take part in Safer Internet Day.


Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on 7 February 2017. The strapline for this year’s campaign is “Be the change: Unite for a Better Internet”

Click here to view the website which showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place across the globe to celebrate the day in 2016, and provides information about SID 2017. One particularly useful aspect of the Safer Internet Day website allows you and your students to click on the map featured, using the zoom control to locate the contacts and events in your country or visit the ‘SID Near You’ section to explore news from the many countries and institutions which are involved.

Keep checking back for the latest news as the SID 2017 starts to take shape.

A new website,, has been launched and includes tips, help, advice and support to bystanders who want to show their solidarity with victims of cyberbullying.

It’s up to us. We can stand up to cyberbullying. Get involved. Show your support. 

Safer Internet Day 2017 – The Bystander

For further resources, click here.

Facebook Safety PowerPoint

Useful Links

Stop Online Bullying
The #Up2Us anti-cyberbullying campaign homepage for teens.  Infographics_Post a Photo_letter_051712_letter size

Watch Your Space  
Download this information flyer with advice on how to use social networking sites more effectively.  

Anti-cyber bullying Video
I Like It – anti-cyber bullying rap

Advice from Childline
Margie Roe from Childline talks about how teens can get help with bullying.

Stand up to Bullying 
In this clip Ian Power gives advice on how to stand up to cyber bullying.

Experts & the Bystander Effect
Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken outlines the bystander effect, how it relates to online bullying incidents and what we can do to counter it. See Safer Internet Day 2017 – The Bystander

Cyberbullying in Ireland
Dr. Brian O’Neill from the Dublin Institute of Technology outlines what the EU Kids Online research project tells us about cyberbullying in Ireland

Watch Your Space Comic Strip
(Pdf) Download this funny comic strip on the risks of uploading inappropriate photos.
‘Think before you click’ 
This resource has been specifically designed for teachers of Junior Certificate CSPE who wish to explore the issue of online privacy in the context of online rights and responsibilities.  

Be Safe be Webwise  
The NCTE in collaboration with SPHE Support Service have created an Internet Safety teaching and learning programme //:Be SAFE_Be WEBWISE://.  

Everything to do with on-line and internet safety for the Irish classroom. Lesson plans, teacher notes, interactive and classroom activities and games.

Webwise Guide to Safer Internet Day
Everything you need to know about SID2013