Safer Internet Day 2016 was a great success
- BIK team
- Safer Internet Day 2016 was celebrated in more than 120 countries worldwide.
- A Thunderclap campaign was used to spread a message on social media on the morning of SID with a potential reach of 2.5 million people.
- The #SID2016 and #SaferInternetDay hashtags trended several times during the day, with in excess of over 100,000 tweets and potential reach of over 400 million people.
- Activities across Europe included, for example, the development of a mobile application about safer internet use in Croatia, a SID video competition in Cyprus, the launch of new safer internet board game in schools in Hungary and the third edition of SID TV in the UK.
- Activities further afield included a live event for 250+ students at Universal Studios in Hollywood, virtual classroom presentations in Australia, a video campaign with UNICEF and Google to promote a better internet for all in Brazil.
- Safer Internet Day was also featured in several articles by renowned international newspapers: United Nations, The Guardian, Huffington Post and even Monica Lewinsky in the New York Times and Vanity Fair.
- A Safer Internet Day feature appeared in the European Parliament magazine, further supplemented by an editorial piece on online safety featuring quotes from Commissioners and MEPs.
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
For the third year running, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and its hotline have been training 12 and 13-year-old students across the country to advise and help their peers who have faced a risk or an incident on the internet. With eighteen completed trainings and four more coming up this autumn, the Cyberscouts' network will number more than 500 students in over 30 cities across the country.
- BIK team
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Given its synergies with Safer Internet Day (SID) and the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda in general, we are proud to support NCSAM as an official champion. We'll be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organisations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.