Multi-stakeholder activities for Safer Internet Day in the Czech Republic
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
The motto of the 2020 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was once again "Together for a better internet". For this reason, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) decided to involve key TV and media providers in the country in some activities.
The first positive reaction came from the most prominent internet operator in the Czech Republic – SEZNAM.CZ, which boasts a monthly attendance of 8 million real users. Another key supporter was internet television MALL.TV, which prepared for this day by launching a new webpage raising awareness of online security, incorporating several educational videos.
The Czech SIC is also working on a new, longer-term project, which focuses on the reading of the diary of the perpetrator of the most significant case of child abuse in the Czech Republic. The journal was written during his six years of detention.
Český Rozhlas (the public radio broadcaster of the Czech Republic) initiated a few interviews on this topic. The Czech SIC managed to get nationwide broadcast for the project, through the TV programme "Dobré ráno".
In the Czech Republic, SID also received the support of many famous politicians and institutions, as well as commercial companies (as AVAST, O2, Vodafone, and so on). The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Dita Charanz, prepared a video targeted to parents. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, with the current Minister Robert Plaga and dozens of schools, also supported the day.
Moreover, a famous Czech movie director announced the preparation of a feature film dedicated to the topic of child abuse.
Palacký University Olomouc also joined SID, with their own project "E-bezpečí". State administration (such as the Municipal District Prague 5) arranged the reading of the book "Online ZOO" for the younger children, and the projection of series #martyisdead for children.
For more information about Safer Internet Day activities in the Czech Republic, visit the Czech Safer Internet Centre's Safer Internet Day profile page.
Find out more information about the work of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
Finland has been celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) with a week-long awareness event called Media Literacy Week since 2013. The 2020 event brought together 1,800 organisations, put media literacy in the spotlight for over 80,000 participants through hundreds of kindergartens, schools, libraries, museums, youth centres and media companies.
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
Save the Children Romania, coordinator of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020 by organising a public press event called "Challenges of internet use: Proliferation of child sexual abuse materials online".
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
In Ireland, the 2020 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) has attracted more participants than ever before. Over 170,000 people have signed up to the Safer Internet Day in Ireland Event Map, highlighting what they are doing to celebrate the big day.