Safer Internet Day 2021 will be on the 9th February 2021. It will be celebrated in the UK with the theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world
There is no doubt that internet has the most amazing range of information and opportunities online these days, but children need to learn to separate fact from fiction. That is not always easy, even for well-educated adults.
Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan: Together for a better internet.”
“The campaign focuses on how we can decide what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world for the better. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.
The day will also look at the emotional impact navigating a misleading online world can have on young people and why it is important to create a supportive, critical and questioning culture online that encourages debate and discussion. We want to give young people the skills to support one another, and the strategies to spot and speak out against harmful and misleading content online.”(Safer Internet Centre)
The materials for the event this year will explore why some of the false information exists, what is fake news and why, and how to research to find accurate information.