LATVIA Safer Internet Centre
SAFER INTERNET DAY IN LATVIA 2013
The Safer Internet Day in Latvia along with other countries is going to be celebrated on 05/02/2013. The slogan of this year's campaign is CONNECT WITH RESPECT!
The main planned activities of the SAFER INTERNT DAY 2013 in LATVIA:
I. As the central event in Latvia on the 05/02/2013 we will organise a Youth Forum with the topic of „Respect yourself and others online!” The Forum will bring together youngsters aged 14 – 19 from different regions of Latvia and the Forum will be focused around 3 topics:
Experts from relevant fields will be invited to participate in the Forum to give presentations and discuss the topics with the youngsters. Each Forum participant will then be expected to report the outcomes of the Forum in their schools to make more children and youngsters aware of how important it is to be alert and open-eyed about ones activities online.
II. During the Forum also the winners of the Video Competition will be awarded. Together with Microsoft Latvia early November we launched a video competition for youngsters – individually or in groups the youngsters have to submit an up to 5 minute video on the topic “Connect with Respect!”
Here you can see our two favourites:
III. Annual competition for libraries will be launched and throughout February in different Latvian libraries many creative, educative and interesting activities will take place making February the Month of Online Safety in Latvia.
More information on Centre's website.
What online rights and responsibilities mean to us...
Online rights and responsibilities is the topic we are dealing with and coming across everyday in every aspect of our work.
When informing, rising awareness and educating children their parents or teachers we are telling about their rights and responsibilities, either it is a seminar in school, or a social campaign reaching wider audiences – the bottom line of every slogan, every topic regarding issues online – it is a reminder to be sensible and responsible.
By providing helpline we help children to protect their rights and get help when needed – either in a form of psychological support or just a simple consultation regarding matters both online and offline.
By providing hotline we allow people to be responsible and report illegal content and by fighting circulation of illegal content we help to protect rights of the most vulnerable – the children.
Net-Safe Latvia Safer Internet Centre’s Team