Today is Safer Internet Day!

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) – on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, we are millions around the globe, uniting "Together for a better internet". How are you participating in the big day?

Digital technologies provide you with a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. Yet, the internet also opens up certain risks to its users – especially the most vulnerable ones, such as children: privacy concerns, cyberbullying, disinformation, exposure to potentially harmful content and predatory behaviours, to quote but a few.

How can we ensure access to a safe and stimulating online environment for the greatest number, where they can make the most of a wealth of opportunities, while at the same time mitigating its negative side-effects? Together, we have the power to inspire positive changes online and to raise awareness of the issues that matter to us.

Logo of Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day aims to promote a responsible, respectful, critical and creative use of digital technologies, especially among children and young people, and to call on all stakeholders to play their part in creating a better internet.

Safer Internet Day is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), with the support of the European Commission*. With a global, community-led approach, Safer Internet Day encourages everyone to come together and play their part for a better internet. The campaign involves children, young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, industry, decision makers and politicians from over 160 countries around the globe – and more!

We invite you to join the movement and play your part for a better internet today... and every day! Find further information at www.saferinternetday.org, a global online community platform where countries and international organisations showcase the many events and the actions they are conducting locally, nationally and internationally to raise awareness of a safer and better internet.

Additionally, keep an eye on the official Safer Internet Day social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

* Safer Internet Day would not be possible without the support of the European Commission. Currently the funding is provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF). Find out more about the EC's "European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children" on the European Commission's website.


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