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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ ATTEMPT for Safer Internet Day

Feb. 1, 2021

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This year for Safer Internet Day we have teamed up with the UK Safer Internet Centre, coordinators of Safer Internet Day celebrations in the UK, to try and break a Guinness World Records™ title . But we need your help…

Join us on Tuesday, 9th February to help us break the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most Pledges received for an Internet Safety Campaign in 24 hours.

Why we’re doing this?

Being safe on the internet is important to us at 2Simple and at the UK Safer Internet Centre. We have supported Safer Internet Day for many years, offering out our resources for free, so as many learners as possible can take part. You can explore this year’s free activities here. With a global, community-led approach, Safer Internet Day reaches so many young people and their families thanks to the fantastic support from organisations across society to promote the campaign, encouraging as many people as possible to get involved. Raising awareness of the day and sharing the key messages to our users and the educational community is key to help promote safe and responsible online usage, which is why we’re so excited to be involved in bringing as many people as possible together to attempt an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title.

How it works?

Before the event: share this link 2simple.com/GWR with your learners and your school community.

On the day

Step 1 – Visit 2simple.com/GWR
Ask your children to visit 2simple.com/GWR between 10am 9th February and 9:30am 10th February 2021 and click “Pledge”

Step 2 – Make your pledge
Learners can add further drawings or statements to their pledge and click save.
Only the first submission will be eligible, multiple pledges from the same person will not be counted as part of the attempt.

Step 3 – Share To help us spread the word about Safer Internet Day and the Guinness World Records™ attempt. Download our Facebook and Twitter graphics to share on social to let others know your school is taking part. Visit 2simple.com/GWR throughout the 24 hours to see the total pledges and view examples.

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Safer Internet Day

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar, with schools across the world getting involved to create a safer environment for all online. Now celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide, and in its 18th year, Safer Internet Day (9th February) aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. This year the theme is: ‘An internet we trust: Exploring reliability in the online world’. Whatever your school is planning for Safer Internet Day, don’t forgot to register as an official supporter of the day and to download your school’s certificate.

About Guiness World Records

Guinness World Records - originally the Guinness Book of Records - the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievements, started out as an idea for a book of facts to solve arguments in pubs. After an initial research phase they began work on the first book, which took 13 and a half 90-hour weeks to create. Over 60 Years on, Guiness World Records aims to inspire people - individuals, families, schools, teams, groups, companies and communities – of any age, in any city or country to come together to help people realise their potential and to re-examine the world.

2020 was a year like no other and it led to people uniting (albeit virtually) to set even more World Records:

  • The #GWRchallenge saw a host of people from across the globe become record holders during national lockdown. Jed Hockin secured the very first record challenge for the most consecutive football touches with a toilet roll in 30 seconds (online) with a staggering 84.
  • Sir Captain Tom Moore became a Guiness World Record holder for the most money raised by a charity walk (individual) raising over £33 million for the NHS
  • Joe Wicks got us all moving and is a Guiness World Record Holder for the most viewers for a fitness workout live stream on YouTube with 9555,185 household tuning in on the 24th March

Now in 2021 we are asking you to join us and the Safer Internet Centre to set another Guiness World Record on 9th February by taking part in helping us break the Guinness World Record for the most Shares of an Online Pledge for an Internet Safety Campaign in 24 hours.

Please join us on Safer Internet Day to help us all become Guinness World Record holders!