Safer Internet Day 2019 celebrations in Brazil

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2019
  • SaferNet, the Brazilian Safer Internet Day Committee

SaferNet Brasil and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br/NIC.br), with the support of Google, Facebook, Instagram and Telefonica, and in partnership with the Federal Prosecutors Office, Twitter and other Brazilian organisations, recently celebrated Safer Internet Day for the eleventh time in Brazil.

In addition to the online buzz, 105 awareness-raising activities took place, directly engaging more than 43,000 young people, parents and educators in 61 different cities and 22 states. The day was heavily featured in the press, with more than 175 news items. Key activities included:

  • A workshop with Instagram youth creators at Facebook Hack Station in São Paulo
  • A multistakeholder Hub event in São Paulo - SP
  • Online safety and privacy debates with Brazilian Startups at Google Campus for Startups Brazil
  • SID Brazil Youth Ambassadors activities in 16 Brazilian states and 19 cities
  • SID colours at Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado - Rio de Janeiro with face-to-face approach with hundreds of tourist closed the week of activities

Pictures of the Safer Internet Day 2019 celebrations in Brazil

A workshop with Instagram youth creators at Facebook Hack Station São Paulo

Picture of Safer Internet Day in Brazil at Facebook Hack Station in Sao Paulo

In Brazil, the SID 2019 week started with an amazing creative meeting promoted by Instagram with youth creators at Facebook Hack Station São Paulo. Twelve teenagers and youth creators joined SaferNet, Instagram and Facebook Safety team to discuss online experiences related to cyberbullying, and created possible strategies to strengthen positive behaviour and positive content online. This was the first of a series of meetings that will support peers communication to promote respectful relationships and new innovative campaigns for online safety.

Safer Internet Day Brazil 2019 - Hub meeting

Pictures of Safer Internet Day Hub Event in Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Hub event took place in São Paulo, bringing together key stakeholders including Facebook, Google, Instagram, Telefônica-VIvo, law enforcement agencies, representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Educators, Instagram Creators, well-being researchers and civil society representatives, together for a better internet in Brazil. The meeting had 120 participants and was live-streamed, with the recordings made available both in English and Brazilian Portuguese, viewed by more than 2,000 people during the week.

You can also watch the livestream of the event on the SID Brazil website.

Online safety and privacy debates for startups at Google Campus for Startups Brazil

Picture of Safer Internet Day Online safety and privacy debates for startups at Google Campus for Startups in Brazil

This event was inspiring and provided startups with more information on issues related to the new security and privacy challenges on the internet. The new General Data Protection Act, the Civil Internet Framework and the need for greater awareness of internet users were discussed with experts invited by SaferNet, Dinamo and Google. Daniel Arbix, Legal Director of Google Brazil, started the debate around startup scenario with lawyers, cybersecurity specialists, Nubank, iFoof and other startups, mediated by journalists. The meeting had 100 participants and ended with an inspiring remark made by André Barrence, Head of Google for Startups Brazil.

SID Brazil Youth Ambassadors activities in 16 Brazilian states and 19 cities

Picture of Safer Internet Day Youth Ambassadors in Brazil

The second edition of the Brazilian SID youth ambassadors program was a great opportunity to strengthen SID activities around the country. Eighteen youth leaders, from all Brazilian regions, coordinated meetings and mobilisations in their cities as Ambassadors, helping to create news forms of activities and bringing forward new generations as organisers of SID activities. The group also participated in the "Have your Say" project, defining objectives and strategies to work on prioritised goals related to the Smarter Internet. Read more about the youth ambassadors on the SaferNet website.

Read more about the youth ambassadors on the SaferNet website.

SID colors and activities at Christ the Redeemer monument at Rio de Janeiro

Pictures of Safer Internet Day activities at Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The SID week ended with an amazing meeting at the top of the Corcovado, embraced by the redeeming Christ monument, World heritage site. The SaferNet team, Federal Prosecutors and Youth ambassadors approached hundreds of tourists from around the world with online safety tips and to discuss the role of helplines and hotlines worldwide. QR codes and the giant banner at the foot of the monument linked the tourist to the Global SID website and awareness material in their native languages.

Helpline and Hotline reports

Picture of result of Brazilian helpline and hotline reports

During the tenth celebration of SID in Brazil, SaferNet also announced the publication of the annual report with data from Brazilian Helpline and Hotline, all available at: http://indicadores.safernet.org.br/indicadores.html

This release had great repercussion in the major national newspapers.

SaferNet Brasil would like to thank Insafe, INHOPE and all Brazilian partners for their support, and especially all the children, young people, teachers and parents that engaged in SID 2019 activities to help to create, together, a better internet.

For more information about the work of SaferNet around Safer Internet Day, visit the organisation's website and its SID Committee page.


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