Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new area or theme. This year it is ‘All Fun and Games; Exploring Respect and Relationships Online.’
Research conducted by SaferInternet.Org found that:
- 77% of young people have spent more time playing online games and apps during the pandemic than ever before
- More than 1 in 5 young people see a supportive response to negativity within games and apps every week
- 41% of young people have blocked or reported another user because of their behaviour
Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet and the ways they are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are part of.
The platforms people use are spaces for connection, collaboration, and community, which is why the day challenges them to foster supportive relationships and respectful communities, whilst equipping them with the skills they need to keep themselves and others safe in these spaces.