Create, connect and share respect
Safer Internet Day on 5 February is an opportunity to raise awareness about the safe and positive use of digital technology, and to help create a safer internet in the community. The website has resources you can use throughout the year including the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 for the removal of cyberbullying that targets an Australian child.
Together for a better Internet
Coordinated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in Australia and celebrated in over 130 countries, this year’s Safer Internet Day theme is: ‘Together for a better internet’. Work with your community to help develop the critical skills required to successfully navigate the online world. These skills are useful in all areas of life – online and off.
How to get involved
Visit the website to see what others are doing and find how you can get involved including:
- Run your own Safer Internet Day activity
- Include content on your website, newsletters or other platforms
- Run internal staff events
- Use #SID2019 or #SaferInternetDay on social media
- Become an eSafe space
eSafe spaces program in libraries
The eSafe spaces program works with libraries, acknowledged as spaces where children (and adults) feel safe and expert advice, help and support can be easily accessed. This is a joint initiative between The Office of the eSafety Commissioner and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Find out more.
Safer Internet Day resources include information on Safety, Education, Social media regulation and Wellbeing. Respected providers such as Black Dog Institute, headspace, Kids Helpline and Sane Australia link to resources on mental health, counselling and support, fact sheets, apps and tools, community forms, referral pathways, youth involvement programs and more. Parents, teachers, community groups and individuals can find the information they need in one place.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner Resource Centre has general esafety resources including posters, checklists, lesson plans and more. Stay up to date with all eSafety matters including new resources, online issues, events, blogs and the latest research when you register for eSafety News.