Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Last updated: 2022-01-27

About our SID activities

The main event for the celebration of the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2022 in Bulgaria will take place online and will be live-streamed via the Bulgarian SIC’s channels on social media for broader reach.

The online event will consist of three discussion panels which were planned and will be hosted by the Bulgarian SIC’s Youth panel team of young volunteers aged 14-18. The discussions will be devoted to various aspects of prevention of violence and aggression online – a discussion on online violence (including cyberbullying, sextortion, etc.), a discussion panel on disinformation and misinformation (especially from the perspective of how they may provoke aggressive online behavior) and a discussion on online gaming (whether online games provoke violence and how to prevent violence and cyberbullying in communication among gamers).

Experts representatives of various institutions and non-government organisations (such as the State Agency for Child Protection (SACP), UNICEF-Bulgaria, National Network for Children, and the Red Cross among others), as well as other young people from various youth organisations and networks (such as Megaphone Youth Network, the SACP Council of Children, etc.) are invited to participate in the discussions. The participants will give specific recommendations for the prevention of online violence and disinformation to the institutions and all other stakeholders, including young people, parents, teachers, and other professionals working with children.

At the SID event, two campaigns will be promoted: the Pink Shirt Day and the annual Month of Media Literacy which will be implemented jointly with the Coalition for Media Literacy at School of which the Bulgarian SIC is a founding member.

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

To make the internet a safer place for learning, playing and communicating the joined efforts of all - children, young people, parents, teachers, state institutions, and the IT sector - are needed.

About us

The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was established back in 2006 by the non-governmental organisation Applied Research and Communications Fund. At first, a hotline was launched. In 2008, another NGO - Association Parents joined to add an awareness node, and in 2011 a helpline was launched. An advisory board consisting of 30 public and private institutions, organisations and bodies and a Youth Panel are assisting the SIC in defining strategies, conducting initiatives and developing useful awareness, teaching and training materials.

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