Latvian Safer Internet Centre
About our SID activities
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020 will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 with a theme of "Together for a better internet".
On 11 February 2020, an expert discussion "Caught in a net" will be co-organised with a major news portal in Latvia, DELFI. Discussion will focus on media literacy and internet safety, how the internet has changed society and the values of people, what are our future expectations, and so on. The discussion will be live streamed on the DELFI platform and on the SIC website at drossinternets.lv.
For the fourth year, schools will be invited to participate in a SID test with a title this year of "E-skills championship". Children and youngsters will have the possibility to test their online behaviour and knowledge.
Schools, libraries and youth organisations will also celebrate SID and they have registered their events on the Latvian SID celebrations map.
The Latvian SIC Helpline 116111 will organise a campaign "I choose to talk" to encourage children and youngsters to seek help whenever they feel such a need.
More information about SID 2020 activities is available from https://drossinternets.lv/lv/info/did-2020.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
We encourage not only youngsters but also adults to think about their safety online. Pedagogues are invited to use the SIC's resources to raise awareness in schools about safe and responsible use of technologies. Society will be informed about the ways each of us can make the internet a better place.
The work of the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is coordinated by the Latvian Internet Association. The SIC has three main tasks:
- Informing and educating children, adolescents, teachers and parents on the safety of internet content, for example the potential threats on the internet, and how to use internet in a more responsible and wise manner.
- Ensuring a reporting facility about illegal online content and breaches online (any report can be anonymous). The reports are processed and, if appropriate, sent for examination to the State Police or the INHOPE Association.
- Ensuring a helpline, 116111, of the State Inspectorate for Protection of Children's Rights, a possibility for everyone, but especially children and youngsters, to turn for help on any issue, including internet matters.