Brazil Safer Internet Day Committee - SaferNet Brazil

Last updated: 2023-01-25

About our SID activities

Returning to the context of face-to-face events in 2023, we will have a hybrid agenda. We choose to focus on the issue of emerging technologies and challenges to the development of digital safety skills. The objective is to strengthen a multistakeholder nationwide effort to implement in practice and at-scale programs and projects in line with the guidelines already provided for in the regulatory frameworks in place. 
Planned activities for the week include:
- a hybrid multisectoral HUB event with international speakers, Law Enforcement Actors, Private Partners and decision-makers, both online and in-person, to discuss child online safety and well-being challenges and opportunities, including demos of new safety features and resources. The event will be transmitted online through . In this opportunity, SaferNet will release the annual Hotline and Helpline Reports regarding 2022; 
- III Youth Summit to discuss the future of digital citizenship: here will be an official reunion of Youth Leaders on Digital Citizenship in Brazil, with +15 youth representatives from all the 5 regions of the country. These youth leaders are co-creating a Plan of Action to impact their states and regions during the month of February, that involve strategic partnerships and influencing the agenda of local actors to raise awareness about online safety and well-being;

  • Child consultation about online safety in gaming: we hope to be able to provide more qualitative data about children's experiences with online opportunities and harms, including VR and AR emerging technologies;
  • Youth dialogue Brazil - Portugal: Online meeting between youth leaders from Brazil and Portugal, sharing best practices and future plans around digital citizenship;
  • Digital Citizenship Education Curriculum Workshop: Workshop meeting organized by SaferNet Brasil and FCDO-UK with key stakeholders to discuss online safety at digital education in Brazil. This is part of Digital Access Program (DAP) agenda in Brazil, highlighting digital citizenship and well-being at public education curriculum. 
  • New material launch events with educational resources and remote educational events at schools and NGOs in decentralized events. 

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

United to strengthen, at scale, the skills that allow all generations to enjoy opportunities with more safety, health and full citizenship in current and future digital environments.

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

We celebrate the 15th edition in Brazil in 2023 and the strength of cooperation between the various sectors to allow the continuity of these mobilizations. We celebrate the resistance and engagement of everyone who works to anticipate or face the challenges brought by the rapid and disruptive transformations of digital technologies, always having the defense of human rights as a reference.

About us

SaferNet is the first-ever NGO in Brazil to establish a multistakeholder approach to protect human rights in the digital environment. It created and has coordinated since 2005 the National Human Rights Cybertipline, the National Helpline and the Brazilian awareness node, and has more than 17 years of experience in capacity building programmes with educators, young people, legislators, policy makers and social workers. It is leading the debate on online safety and well-being in many national and international fora. In 2013, it launched the Youth Program during the Brazilian IGF (Internet Governance Forum). In 2015, during the IGF in Joao Pessoa, the Youth Program was expanded under the auspices of the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (, in a partnership with Google and Intel. Since 2020 runs a program to strengthen peer-to-peer education on digital safety through the Digital Citizen Program, which has trained more than 130 young people and impacted more than 160,000 teenagers in Brazil. SaferNet has formal signed agreements with the Ministry of Human Rights, General Prosecutor's Office and many companies in the private sector.
SID Brazil has been coordinated by SaferNet since 2009 in a close partnership with the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (, the Brazilian Network Information Center (, UNICEF, the Federal Prosecutors Office and, in 2023, has support from Google, Youtube, Meta, TikTok and Vivo. 

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