Finnish Safer Internet Centre

About our SID activities

The Finnish Safer Internet Day has been realised as a week-long media literacy event since 2013 and it is known as Mediataitoviikko or "Media Literacy Week". We have over 50 partner organisations providing events, educational materials, campaigns or communication support for promotion of media skills development. We at KAVI function as the organising party coordinating and providing curated information on available material and events for all schools, early education, libraries, youth centres, museums, companies and NGOs who want to take part. This year we will have over 1,700 registered organisations attend the 2020 event week. They will take part in a manner of their own choosing, but they will have a vast variety of material to use.

What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

This year we address issues of online safety and media skills for adults and seniors as well as the traditional children and young people. This is part of the new Finnish Media Literacy policy that we designed in collaboration with over 100 organisations all over the country. The policy was published and released in December 2019 and will be available online in Swedish and English as well very soon.  As part of the policy for media education for all ages, we will actually run releases of research results during the event week (10-16 February 2020) on experiences of age ratings in the home, on adults media skills and on senior citizens' media skills support. We are collaborating with various organisations for these and other materials – only Monday's research will have been originally ordered by KAVI.

About us

The Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) consists of three partners: National Audiovisual Institute (awareness, coordinator), Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (awareness, helpline) and Save the Children Finland (awareness, hotline). All partners contribute to Media Literacy Week (Finnish SID) with the National Audiovisual Institute being the coordinator and carrying the main responsibility for the campaign. The SIC is located in the capital city of Finland, Helsinki.

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