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Safer Internet Day

7 February 2017

U's back global campaign.

Colchester United, its Academy and our Football in the Community programme are backing Safer Internet Day.

Safer Internet Day 2017 is being celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. 

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

At Colchester United, our Academy players will be reminded of the need to use the internet safely, as we continue to provide good opportunities for our young players to develop on and off the pitch.

Get involved to play your part! 


UK Safer Internet Centre
In addition to coordinating Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology:-
• founded and operates an e-safety helpline for professionals working with children in the UK
• operates the UK’s hotline for reporting online criminal content
• develops new educational resources for children, parents and carers and teachers to meet emerging trends in the fast-changing online environment
• delivers education sessions for children, parents, carers, teachers and the wider children’s workforce
shapes policy at school, industry and government level, both in the UK and internationally, and delivers activities to give young people a voice on these issues

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