Brazil Safer Internet Day Committee - SaferNet Brazil
About our SID activities
SaferNet Brazil and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br/NIC.br), with support from Facebook, Google, Instagram and Telefonica, in partnership with UNICEF, the Federal Prosecutors Office and other special partners will celebrate Safer Internet Day in Brazil for the 12th time. Awareness-raising activities are planned at partner schools and NGO's to engage children, youth, parents and educators in Brazil.
The main planned activities include:
- Multi-stakeholder Hub event taking place on 11 February 2020 at São Paulo - SP.
- Special satellites events:
1) a technical meeting to discuss online safety by design with Brazilian IT experts and professionals from internet companies in partnership with Google Campus for Startups Brazil.
2) A creative meeting with a youth group to think about new perspectives on digital wellbeing campaigns at Facebook Hack Station in Brazil in partnership with Instagram.
3) Workshops with educators to strengthen online safety and media literacy.
4) Launch of new e-learning trainings with UNICEF Brazil.
5) New SaferNet Helpline and Hotline 2019 reports.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
We are inspiring users, companies and policy makers to work together around common human rights values as the base to balance online safety with liberties and privacy, and strengthen efforts on media and citizenship education to promote a more positive behaviour online.
As our lives are more and more digital, we must educate to promote, simultaneously, protection and participation providing resources to all internet users to be able to value human rights also in this amazing digital environment. That's why we believe it's so important to have a multistakeholder approach, uniting different sectors and actors to change the internet for the better as a collective, dynamic and complex construction.
SaferNet is unique. It's the first ever NGO in Brazil to have established 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 14 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 security in many national and international fora.
In 2013, it launched the Youth Programme during the Brazilian IGF (Internet Governance Forum). In 2015, during the IGF in Joao Pessoa, the Youth Programme was expanded under the auspices of the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), in a partnership with Google and Intel. In 2018, it created the saferlab.org, a creative lab that inspired, empowered and supported the protagonism of young people in the production of counter-narratives to tackle hate speech and Internet discrimination based on gender and ethnicity, according to the principles of Human Rights.
SaferNet has formal signed agreements with the Ministry of Human Rights, Ministry of Education, UNICEF Brazil, General Prosecutor's Office and many companies in the private sector. It holds a seat at the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and at the Network of Information Center (NIC.br), and its CEO served as INHOPE Board Member (and Foundation President) between 2014 and 2016. Since 2009, it has coordinated Safer Internet Day in Brazil, and in 2013 SaferNet was honoured with the National Human Rights Prize, granted by the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil.