#Back2School with #SaferInternet4EU
- BIK Team
It's September, so teachers, pupils and students are all saying goodbye to their summer holidays and gearing up for the new school year. To kick off the new academic year on the right foot, #SaferInternet4EU is launching a #Back2School mini campaign to help EU citizens stay safe both online and off!
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!
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
EU Commissioner Gabriel visited the Bundesrealgymnasium Feldgasse today, together with the Austrian Federal Minister Faßmann. During this Back2School event, a milestone in the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, students discussed safe internet usage.
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 (Tuesday, 6 February), Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, launched an EU-wide series of initiatives entitled #SaferInternet4EU at an event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Representatives from a number of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) from across Europe were in attendance. Here, Lynn Frank, a mother who was part of the Luxembourgish SIC delegation, shares her experiences from the event.