Belgian Safer Internet Centre - Child Focus

Last updated: 2022-12-05

About our SID activities

In 2023, on Safer Internet Day (SID), the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (Betternet), will organise different activities. Through the website - - we will launch a call to action to schools, youth institutes, libraries, youth movements and after-school facilities, to encourage them to organise an activity with their group of children addressing the topic of media literacy and e-safety. This will be implemented by providing a series of ready-to-use resources from which teachers and educators can choose. These tools provide a pedagogical and playful way to create "a safer internet for kids and youngsters" at the heart of the activity.
On the other hand, on 7 February 2023, Betternet will also organise a "Betternet Inspiration Day", a full-day event for professionals working with children where a series of topics linked to e-safety will be addressed (i.e victim blaming online, cybersecurity, online gender biases) and illustrated with concrete examples of tools that can be used to raise awareness and tackle these issues among children. With this event, we would like to inspire all of the professionals working with children in Belgium to integrate such topics into their daily practices and provide them with concrete tools they can use to do so. 

What we are doing to support the SID 2023 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

Safer Internet Day is intended to be a kick-off and a real source of inspiration to enrich the work of
professionals with children and youngsters on e-safety. By making available a series of practical and playful tools and a source of inspiration or yet other tools on, we make it possible for teachers and educators to extend education on a safer internet for kids and youngsters over a long timeframe period.

What we are doing to mark the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day…

For this year's campaign, we are going to organise a Betternet Inspiration Day to mark the 20th anniversary and strengthen the communication around it. More info about this event will come soon!

About us

Betternet is a project by the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, represented by Child Focus, Conseil Supérieur de l’éducation aux Médias, Média Animation and Mediawijs. Through media literacy initiatives for professionals, a helpline and a hotline, we work together towards a better internet for all children in Belgium.

Awareness-raising activities include the development of pedagogical tools, trainings, campaigns and materials for professionals working with children in their daily practice, i.e teachers, educators, librarians, youth leaders and coaches, parents, etc.

In order to reach our goal, we actively involve children and young people in the development of pedagogical material and tools to be sure that these tools respond to their needs and reflect their media practices. We believe that making the internet a better place for all children is a shared responsibility, therefore we also engage in dialogue and cooperation with industry, policymakers and all the stakeholders that want to join forces towards that common goal.


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