About our SID activities
The Danish theme for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 is gaming. Gaming is a part of many children and young people’s digital lives, whether it is time spent on free-to-play mobile games or with a group of friends in a thoroughly coordinated online battle. The world of gaming comes with many fun possibilities, but it also poses a series of problems, which are important to address. With this project, we therefore aim to promote and support a positive gaming culture among children and young people. The project is a collaboration between the Media Council for Children and Young People, Save the Children Denmark and Center for Digital Youth Care.
To address this subject, a series of materials will be published in cooperation with professionals and children. These materials will be published online and support parents and people who work directly with children. It has a specific focus on children aged 10-12. Furthermore, one of the goals of the project will be to provide parents with knowledge and understanding of their child’s interest in gaming. On 9 February 2021, we will therefore also coordinate a live webinar for parents, where the audience will be able to post their questions to a group of experts on gaming.
As a part of SID, we will also publish a national survey on the gaming-habits of 1-15 year olds in Denmark. We hope that the results will provide crucial knowledge that can support parents or professionals when engaging in children and young people’s digital lives.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
We aspire to establish attention and knowledge about gaming among children and young people. This includes addressing the positive outcomes of gaming as a social, challenging, engaging and entertaining activity, as well as the negative sides such as toxicity in gaming communities, in-game purchases, disputes over restrictions on time, and so forth. By addressing these topics on SID 2021, we seek to cover the positives and negatives of the world of gaming.
The main tasks of the Media Council are to classify films, to advise children and their parents on the use of computer games and, in the role of national Awareness Centre, to provide information and disseminate knowledge and materials about children and young people's use of digital media.