Safer Internet Day is an initiative that originated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre. The centre is coordinated by a partnership that consists of three organisations namely; Childnet International, the South West Grid for learning as well as the Internet Watch Foundation. It also forms part of the Insafe network. It is funded by the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. The UK Safer Internet Centre has three main actions: It is an Awareness centre, a Helpline, and a Hotline.
In order to promote a safer, responsible and positive way to use digital technology for children and young people, the UK Safer Internet Centre initiated Safer Internet Day. Through the involvement of many organisations working together with the centre, The UK has launched successful Safer Internet Day celebrations on an annual basis since 2011.