Safer Internet Day 2019 – Great celebrations in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 11/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, for Safer Internet Day, a big event was organised by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) at the Greek Ministry of Education, where more than 1,000 participants raised their voices for one message: "Together for a better internet".

At the same time, supporters from all educational levels and from all over the country organised parallel activities, by using educational material provided by the Greek SIC. All the supporters participated in the celebration of their schools or organisations and sent a loud message for a not only safer, but also better internet.

Picture of the SID celebrations in Greece

Excessive online gaming, children's self-esteem in the era of social networks, and fake news were the main issues discussed during the event. Young people from the Greek Youth Panel where once more the highlight of the event, when they shared their experiences and thoughts about the web today. Furthermore, they created a video with powerful messages to convince their peers that life is not in front of a screen but out in the real world where you can develop real relationships and experience real feelings.

Picture of SID celebrations in Greece

The event ended with the Awards of the Panhellenic Student Competition, which were organised on the occasion of Safer Internet Day, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. More than 400 schools of all levels from across the country participated, and children's projects surpassed expectations, making the selection of winners a very difficult process.

You can find more about the event on the SaferInternet4Kids website and by checking the Greek Safer Internet Day profile page for further information.

Find out more information about the work of the Greek Safer Internet Centre generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.

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