Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Last updated: 2022-01-28

About our SID activities

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre Consortium (PT SIC) develops a set of activities within the month of February as a way to raise awareness on safe use of the internet. February is not only about SID day, it's a month full of initiatives that are the perfect platform to display the work annually developed, with input of its national partners and network of organisations, from the public and private sector, and from the members of its Advisory Board.
To celebrate the Safer Internet Month:
PT SIC will organise a SID Seminar on 8 February 2022, taking place in Lisbon. This event will be webcast by a platform and is aimed at media, political stakeholders, teachers and parents. The seminar “Tu és Tu online? Identidade e liberdade digital” (Are you, YOU online? Digital identity and freedom) will have an educational and health background, the active participation of youngsters and the perspective of several national experts on artificial intelligence, digital citizenship and wellbeing. The public will be invited to interact with the experts and participate on a Q&A basis.
During the day, the exhibition of the theatre play "ID 2.0 – A Tua Marca na Net" will be available on the PT SIC social media pages.
Other events:
  • During all of February, PT SIC will run an awareness campaign on its social media with a live kick-off on 1 February.
  • PT SIC will launch the digital book “ZigZaga na Net” on its website.
  • In partnership with CIG - Comissão para a Cidadania e a Igualdade de Género, SONAE and the Lisbon Metro, on 4 February an awareness campaign will launch on online relationship violence, named #logoutaoabuso.
  • PT SIC will release the interactive game “Eu & os Outros” developed in partnership with SICAD that tackles substance-free addictions.
  • PT SIC will launch the podcast “ZigZaga na Net – Season 2” in partnership with the public TV – RTP and SeguraNet.
  • SeguraNet will launch the SID 2022 Portuguese Schools' campaign supported on a website where schools can georeference their activities.
  • The Portuguese ICT Competence Centres have planned online awareness sessions and online teacher training workshops within the support of schools and municipalities.
  • SeguraNet will launch the February challenges in the framework of the annual "Desafios SeguraNet" contest, involving around 60,000 participants among students, parents and teachers.
  • SeguraNet will send all primary schools a board game aimed at primary school students.
  • To promote the National Plan to prevent and combat Bullying and Cyberbullying "School Without Bullying. School Without Violence", SeguraNet will launch a campaign to mark the "School Day of Nonviolence and Peace" and two awareness posters will be sent to all Portuguese School Groups.
  • Digital Leaders initiative will hold online sessions where schools will be able to share their best practices about digital citizenship.
  • Schools involved in the “Digital Academy for Parents” initiative will promote the course – Digital Citizenship, aimed at parents of Primary School students.
  • On the occasion of Safer Internet Day, IPDJ will launch a contest on the theme “Real me, digital me”, for young people, aged 12 to 30 years, consisting of making video and posters on the issue of real-life and digital life, identity and digital freedom.
  • Launch of a giveaway on IPDJ's Instagram on Safer Internet Day.
  • Launch of NAVEG@S EM SEGURANÇA? programme - an awareness and educational programme that aims to contribute to the development of responsible and safe use of the Internet through the implementation of short-time awareness-raising actions, for groups of 25/30 participants.
  • Launch of NAVEG@S Youth Volunteer Scheme - The Youth Volunteer Scheme is part of Naveg@s Programme.

In addition, APAV will conduct the following activities to support SID 2022:

  • Release of an infographic with helpline and hotline data from 2021.
  • Launch of an awareness-raising campaign on social media, named “online violence is real”.
  • Relaunch of the Data Detox x Youth resource.

What we are doing to support the SID 2022 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

Through close collaboration with the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (PT SIC) Advisory Board, and other national stakeholders that have been supporting SIC activities throughout the years, PT SIC has assured the online promotion and dissemination of SID 2022 social media campaign through its network of national peers.

This year's online event emphasises the importance to tackle online identity and digital freedom, raising awareness of the problems that it entails, and offers the different perspectives of the different actors that are involved in it: children, youngsters, parents, and teachers.

We are joining efforts to ensure that everyone has a saying regarding how to promote a positive, conscientious, and respectful online ecosystem, knowing that together we can achieve a better internet.

About us

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (PT SIC) is a consortium of seven organisations which the National Cybersecurity Center (CNCS) has the core function of coordinating and supervising the project implementation.
CNCS is the operational coordinator and the Portuguese national authority specialised in cybersecurity, working in this field with State Entities, Operators of Critical Infrastructures, Operators of Essential Services and Digital Service Providers, ensuring that the cyberspace is used as a space of freedom, security and justice, for the protection of all sectors of society that materialise national sovereignty and the Democratic State under the rule of law.
The PT SIC consortium organisations are: DGE – Direção-Geral da Educação; IPDJ – Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude; FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; APAV - Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima; Fundação Altice and Microsoft Portugal.
PT SIC has two Awareness Centres, one for the general public, coordinated by CNCS that aims to implement awareness sessions and campaigns, promote project results and ensure that all services are well known by decision makers, relevant stakeholders and the public.
DGE coordinates the second awareness centre - SeguraNet - that aims to promote digital citizenship in the education community. SeguraNet develops initiatives supporting ICT in schools and integrating technology in the learning processes, promoting teacher training and disseminating awareness resources. DGE also promote the National Plan to Prevent and Combat Bullying and Cyberbullying and the Digital Leaders Initiative.
IPDJ promotes the «Naveg@s em Segurança» Program, an awareness and educational e-safety program with a national wide range. IPDJ also promotes training sessions and awareness activities in the framework of No Hate Speech and online Human Rights.
FCT | FCCN is responsible for the Science, Technology, and Society Network and the National Research and Education Network, a platform of communications services, science datacenters and high-performance advanced applications, dedicated to meet the demanding requirements of national researchers, teachers and students.
Fundação Altice is responsible for bringing the theatre play to the community, as an awareness campaign, that comprises digital literacy topics. Starring well-known actors, it aims at reaching the Portuguese population, in partnership with municipalities, schools and law enforcement.
APAV is a non-profit organisation assisted by volunteers, which supports victims, in a personal and professional way, through the provision of free and confidential services and is responsible for running the helpline and hotline. The Integrated System of Support at a Distance is a key service regarding the strategy of APAV in getting closer to the victims of crime and to support children and the general population, regarding all aspects of online issues.
Microsoft Portugal has been developing specific actions and resources regarding education for ICT safety that has been a reference and integrated in the PT SIC Action.
PT SIC ensures the organisation of the SID and other initiatives at a national and local level with relevant actors, such as industry, law enforcement authorities, child protection and welfare organisations, parent organisations and media partners. It also ensures online participation through websites and social networks.

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