Safer Internet Day 2013
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in more than a 100 countries worldwide, and across six of the world’s seven continents. From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Insafe aims to be at the forefront of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.
Safer Internet Day 2013 will be the tenth edition of the event, and will take place on Tuesday 5 February 2013. The theme for the day is ‘Online rights and responsibilities’, when we will encourage users to ‘Connect with respect’.
This year Insafe, working in partnership with INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines), will be seeking to raise awareness among all stakeholder groups – such as children and young people, parents, carers and educators, and industry and the third sector – of their respective rights and responsibilities in relation to the online world, as we work in partnership to make the internet a safer – and better – place.
We invite you to join us in making SID 2013 the biggest and best Safer Internet Day yet, and have developed a range of great resources and activities to help raise awareness and spread the message:
SID 2013 video spot
SID overview video
Social media campaign
Safer Internet Day Involvement Kit for Schools
You’ll also find a range of resources and promotional tools on our ‘Get involved’ page.
For more information on local events, activities and resources to celebrate SID, please visit your Safer Internet Centre’s of local SID Committees SID page for more information.
For further information on the Insafe network generally, please visit www.saferinternet.org.
For more information on the INHOPE network generally, please visit www.inhope.org.
For more information on the joint activities of the Insafe and INHOPE networks, as co-funded by the EC under the Safer Internet Programme, please visit our joint portal at www.saferinternet.eu.