Italian Safer Internet Centre - Generazioni Connesse

Last updated: 2023-01-25

About our SID activities

The Safer Internet Center proposes, for this year, a hybrid edition of Safer Internet Day, mainly in attendance, with around 200 participants, including at least 150 students in Rome at Officine Farneto. 
The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 13:00 and will be divided into two moments: 

  1.  A first part in which the students in presence they will be called to deepen and reflect, in ten working tables, each composed of a total of 15 participants and facilitated by a SIC expert, a teacher of the Teachers Panel and a representative of the Youth Panel. The participants will discuss the following issues through the methodology of the "world café”.
  • Risks and online safety
  • Network economy
  • Online violence
  • Online Wellness
  • Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Democracy

2.    The second part will be of an institutional nature, with the possible presence of Minister Giuseppe Valditara and the representatives of the Safer Internet Center Consortium, for an open discussion with students and teachers, in the light of the reflections that emerged in the thematic tables held in the plenary, relating to the use of new technologies.

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

A communication campaign will be developed to involve all schools throughout the country. Schools will be able to submit their events and projects related to the safer internet day to be able to give it visibility at a national level. Topics chosen by SIC experts will also be launched.

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

A social communication campaign will be implemented to spread the message of the 20 years of the SID. The 20 years of the SID will be promoted to all schools in the country.

About us

The Safer Internet Centre - Generazioni Connesse represents the gateway for the general public to find information on issues related to children's and young people’s use of online technologies and services, at the national as well as European levels. It provides the connection to the Better Internet for Kids platforms established at the European level. Moreover, the Italian SIC works continuously with other SICs, universities and institutions around Europe sharing best practices and taking part in research, surveys and shaping a human-centric, sustainable vision for a digital society. The Italian Safer Internet Centre can be considered the result of a long process, most of the experience began in 2012 with the establishment of the SIC. Following, strengthening, even more, its focal role acquired while making the SIC the unique point of reference nationally and universally recognized for all aspects regarding safety internet matters.

The project represents the result of several lessons learned from the past, including the option to coordinate with a strong public institutional effort. The objective of the project is to improve the use of the Internet and other digital technologies by children and young people in their personal and social lives as well as in their studies and future work. This is attained by increasing their digital competencies and by improving the conditions for a more child-friendly online environment for them. 

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