Her Majesty the Queen of Spain participated in Safer Internet Day 2024

The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), dependent on the Ministry for Digital Transformation and Public Service, celebrated the 21st edition of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 6 February 2024.  This year, the event was organised under the slogan “Together for a better Internet” and took place both in person and online. The in-person activities were in Madrid, where cybersecurity experts, government representatives and members of civil society met to address current and future challenges related to cybersecurity.

Date 2024-03-26 Author Spanish Safer Internet Centre Section awareness, sid Topic media literacy/education Audience media specialist, organisations and industry, research, policy and decision makers
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The event was organised under the slogan Together for a better internet and took place in a hybrid format, both in person and online. In-person activities took place in Madrid, where cybersecurity experts, government representatives and members of civil society met to address current and future challenges related to cybersecurity. Her Majesty Queen Letizia attended the event, chairing the inaugural session and visiting the #ExperienciaINCIBE stand and the in-person information point of the service; Your help in cybersecurity. In addition, different activities and workshops were on offer to put knowledge into practice and increase the skills of all participants. From inspirational talks to promote positive content for minors browsing the internet, to a panel discussion involving young people on key aspects of security and digital rights, this event provided a platform for them to express their ideas and points of view.

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Around 60,000 students from more than 3,000 classrooms throughout Spain participated in the 2024 edition of Safer Internet Day. Three interactive online workshops aimed at different age ranges were taught in collaboration with the National Institute for Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF). The aim was to promote minors' safe and responsible use of the internet through practical activities and games. Within those activities, topics addressed covered respect and responsibility on the internet, secure device configurations, and protection against viruses and fraud.

On the same day, following the previous year's success, the winners of the second edition of the What is 017 for you? contest were announced. This contest relates to a free and confidential service that INCIBE offers citizens to inquire about cybersecurity questions that may arise in their daily lives.

Young people participated in panel discussions during the Spanish Safer Internet Day event

Finally, and as one of this year's novelties, from February 6 to 11, 2024, the #ExperienciaINCIBE roadshow - a deployable truck that travels throughout Spain to train all citizens in cybersecurity matters (from families and minors to the senior public)- was available in Madrid.

Find out more about Safer Internet Day in Spain or learn more about the work of the Spanish Safer Internet Centre

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