Safer Internet Day 2017 in Czechia
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, we hear from the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) on how it marked the day.
Safer Internet Day celebrations in the Czech Republic started with a press conference at the Representation of the European Commission (European House) in Prague on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. Next year, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has to be implemented in Czech national law. Based on that, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC CZ) defined the main localised theme of SID 2017 as "Protecting your data - you protect yourself, your family and friends".
JUDr. Miroslav Antl, Senator of the Czech Parliament, Chairman of the Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs and Honorary Chairman of the SIC CZ Advisory Board, opened the conference pointing out the importance of secure privacy and proper implementation of law in online safety.
Mgr. David Chovanec, Director of the Security and Prevention Dept., Ministry of Interior, explained the role of the Ministry of Interior, which is preparing the new law regulation reflecting the requirements of the transition of the GDPR. Mgr. Josef Prokeš, Director of the Civic Section of the Office for Personal Data Protection, spoke about the role of his office in the protection of personal data.
Gabriella Cseh, Head of Public Policy for CEE at Facebook, was a special guest of the press conference. She introduced the new Facebook privacy check application and several other features focused on better protection of users, among them for instance the new Family Safety Centre and Privacy Basics.
During the event, two nationwide competitions were announced. The first was the traditional competition for schools and public libraries who contribute to the SID campaign organising their own events and activities on the occasion of SID while using the SID 2017 logo and actively promoting the Safer Internet Day message. The other was the creative competition for children called BEZIP (www.iBezip.cz) to present their understanding of personal data protection rules.
During Safer Internet Day, two additional major events took place in Praha. The first one was the final of the student competition and follow-up conference of the Regions for Safe Internet project (www.kpbi.cz). Mrs. Cseh took part in the conference and awarded the winners of the competition with small gifts from Facebook. The other conference, "Security of networks and services", dedicated to SID 2017, was organised by CESNET at the Technical University of Prague and attended by more than 300 students and ICT professionals. Many other events took place around the whole country.
Find out more about Safer Internet Day in the Czech Republic on the main SID website, while further information is available at www.saferinternetday.cz.
Find out more about the work of the Czech Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.
- German Safer Internet Centre
The German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 with a variety of activities. All over the country, more than 240 registered SID events took place on 7 February, ranging from high-level conferences (including Federal Ministries) to individual workshops in schools and libraries.
- Spanish Safer Internet Centre
Spain joined the recent global celebration of the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) with a series of initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of being part of the change for a better internet, with a remarkable impact.
Following Safer Internet Day 2017, we've heard from a number of SID Supporters on how they marked the day. Here, Silja Nielsen, Head of Community and Safety at Momio, comments on their actions for a better internet.
- Ukraine Safer Internet Day Committee
As part of our ongoing roundup of activity across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day, here we hear from our Ukrainian Safer Internet Day Committee on how they marked the day.
- Nigerian Safer Internet Day Committee
As part of our ongoing round up of Safer Internet Day 2017 celebrations across the globe, we are delighted to share with you a report from the Nigerian Safer Internet Day Committee, coordinated by the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, on the events that took place in Lagos on 7 February 2017.
- BIK Team
On Tuesday 7 February 2017, we celebrated the 14th edition of Safer Internet Day. With a theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.