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Children and young people are at the heart of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, in which the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, and other stakeholders work together to ensure that every young European has access to a digital environment where they feel safe and empowered to explore the multitude of opportunities offered, and know where to seek support if needed. Read on to discover more.

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Together for a better internet in Lithuania

In the face of the global pandemic, the internet has become our daily platform for learning, working, entertainment and communication. However, besides all the good things, cyberspace is full of many dangers: harmful content, hatred, personal data use and others. On 9 February 2021, Lithuania, together with approximately 200 other countries, celebrated the international Safer Internet Day (SID), hosting various campaigns to draw attention to online safety.

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Debunking fake news on Safer Internet Day in Bulgaria

Dozens of schools, institutions and organisations in Bulgaria celebrated the 18th Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 with various events and initiatives. The central national event was organised by the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and held online with the active participation of its Youth Panel. Around 80 young people, teachers and professionals took part in the event which was also streamed live on the centre’s Facebook page. Schools across the country gathered their pupils and followed the live event on screen.

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Discover more about our work, the ways in which we can help you, and the ways in which you can get involved.

If you're struggling with an issue online, or just want some tips on managing your digital life, you are not alone. Insafe helplines operate in all European countries and can provide you with free, impartial help, guidance and support, via a variety of contact methods. Many helplines operate an anonymous service too.

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Youth participation activities are at the heart of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) activities. Using co-creation methods, young people work together and with other stakeholders to develop online safety guidance, learning and campaign materials, and contribute to decision-making processes to help create a better internet.

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Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.