Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day Quick Facts - US

2024 DateFebruary 6, 2024

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day in 2024
Days to go: 

Safer Internet Day aims at promoting a safer and more responsible use of online technology and digital devices, particularly among children and young people. The observance seeks to raise awareness of the potential risks and dangers associated with internet usage while encouraging individuals, communities, and organizations to work together in creating a better online environment. Central to Safer Internet Day is the idea that everyone has a role to play in ensuring the safety of all users, especially the most vulnerable members of society.

The initiative was initially launched in 2004 by the European Union's SafeBorders project, and through the years, it has grown to encompass over 170 countries worldwide. In the United States, the need for Safer Internet Day is especially significant given the increasing prominence of cyberbullying, online privacy concerns, and the prevalent use of social media among American youth. The observance seeks to empower young people, their families, educators, and communities to navigate the digital world safely, responsibly, and respect for others.

Typical customs and activities associated with Safer Internet Day in America include educational programs, workshops, and campaigns designed to teach internet safety skills and promote responsible online behavior. Schools, libraries, and other community organizations often host events, while businesses and non-profit institutions may provide resources and support. Safer Internet Day is observed annually on the second Tuesday of February.

Top X Posts (formerly Tweets) for Safer Internet Day -


Safer Internet Day Facts

  • The theme for Safer Internet Day in 2024 was Inspiring change: Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online.
  • In 2023, Safer Internet Day had impacted more that 50% of children aged 8-17 and 37% of UK parents and carers.
  • In 2023, the UK Government passed the Online Safety Act, which provides kids and parents with tools and transparency needed to protect against threats to children’s health and wellbeing online. This bill requires that online platforms provide an safe environment by default.
  • According to Pew Research Center, Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about online privacy. They reported that 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies.
  • According to Norton, 70% of Americans believe public Wi-Fi is safe, but in reality, public Wi-Fi networks pose many security risks such as the possibility of data theft.
  • In America, 93% of parents have talks with their children about being safe online, but nearly half of them feel that their children know more about the internet than they do, as per a study by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Safer Internet Day Top Things to Do

  • Read through some top tips on using the internet safely .
  • See how Safer Internet Day was celebrated around the world.
  • Every year, Safer Internet Day has a theme around which various online campaigns are organized. You can participate in these campaigns to spread awareness.
  • Watch The Social Dilemma. This Netflix documentary discusses the darker aspects of social media, including misinformation, privacy issues, and addiction.
  • Update your passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and review your privacy settings on your social media platforms.
  • Use this day as an opportunity to learn more about internet safety and privacy concerns. Teach your family, friends, and community about the importance of responsible digital use.

Copyright 2002-2024 © Sapro Systems LLC • About Privacy Policy License Terms Corrections & Suggestions