Watch the campaign launch video from Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, below:
What will it be about?
We know that it's not easy to say goodbye to sun-basking and holiday fun and go back to the classroom, so we'd like to make this return to the school benches light, adventurous and informative! With the #Back2School campaign, we would like to take you on a (virtual) road trip around the EU to explore the best of online safety events, tips and resources!
This year, we'll be focusing on raising awareness about six of the main online safety risks or risky behaviours (namely sexting, cyberbullying, the Internet of Things, disturbing online content, fake news and grooming). Throughout the month of September, the iconic yellow school bus will take you on numerous adventures across Europe to explore and make the most of the many national campaigns promoting online safety practices.
So hop on the #SaferInternet4EU school bus, have a look at our map to decide your itinerary, hit play on our EU roadtrip playlist and make sure you follow the #SaferInternet4EU hashtag on social media – we'll be highlighting new events and best practices from across the Insafe network!
Take a look at the #Back2School factsheet available on the European Commission website and start this school year with a bang; make online safety your priority!