Educators throughout the United States are invited to create their own Safer Internet Day program for use in their community during the second week of February. Safer Internet Day is February 7, but your program can run any day that week.
Safer Internet Day is a global event celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe. As the official US host of Safer Internet Day, ConnectSafely is encouraging schools to develop their own local programs as well to encourage parents to attend our virtual national event on Tuesday, February 7 at 4:30 PM PST/7:30 PM EST hosted in partnership with National PTA.
Topics and resources
You can pick the topics based on your local needs, you can use one or more of ConnectSafely’s five main 2023 topic areas, or you can browse through our extensive library of resources that cover all major internet safety topic areas.
You are welcome to use any of our videos, lesson plans, discussion points, presentations, guides and quick-guides.
All we ask is that you let us know what you plan to do and follow up with a report on how it went. You don’t have to give us a lot of detail, but we do want to know your basic plans and whether it’s OK for us to share those with others on our SaferInternetDay.us website. Let us know here or here. There is also a certificate of participation for your students here.
Here are all the links you’ll need to run a successful program. We look forward to hearing about your awesome plans.
Our Student Program contains a how-to video from education director Kerry Gallagher, with classroom lessons, activities and resources for our main topic areas, including:
- Media literacy & critical thinking
- Picking on peers (aka cyberbullying)
- Wellness, identity & self-respect
- Scams, predators & creeps
ConnectSafely guides and quick-guides
Here are some of our more popular Quick Guides that you can print on a single sheet of paper (back-to-back) to share with your students or parents. Click here for the full list.
|Misinformation & Media Literacy||Hate speech|
|Cybersecurity||Creativity & copyright|
Parent and educator guides
ConnectSafely also has an extensive library of guides for use by parents and educators, including such topics as:
Google Search, Twitch, Teen Sextortion scams, Meta VR parental controls, TikTok, Discord, Cyberbullying, Parental Controls, Snapchat, LGBTQ Cyberbullying, Roblox, Hate Speech, Amazon Parent Dashboard, Messenger by Facebook, Amazon Alexa, Google Family Link and more.