Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Last updated: 2021-01-29

About our SID activities

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, we will celebrate the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day with actions taking place all over the world. With the theme “Together for a better internet”, we call on all stakeholders on this day to work together to make the internet a safer and better place for everyone, especially children and young people.
On this day, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) will be publishing research results on the theme of online wellbeing of children in times of corona and the theme of love and sexuality.
After the challenges of the past year, we also want to reflect on the people who have meant something to you this year for your online life - your online heroes. VeiligInternetten and Safer Internet Centre, in collaboration with Google, Vodafone-Ziggo and Bureau Jeugd en Media, are launching a campaign on this day in which you can thank someone from whom you have learned new online skills that have helped you get through the pandemic a lot happier and safer. De Internethelden, a programme of the SIC, Bureau Jeugd & Media and Google, makes these maps available in print. Keep an eye on our website for details! It is our common goal to reach 1,000 cards together.
As part of Safer Internet Day, ECP | Platform for the Information Society and Safer Internet Centre, in collaboration with Bureau Jeugd en Media (BJM), will host on Tuesday, 9 February an online parents' evening about the (online) wellbeing of young people in times of corona. Because how do you set limits to gaming or to social media? What do you teach about online boundaries in love and sex? How do you motivate your children to learn?
Freek Zwanenberg (BJM) has a live conversation with two experts about what parents can do to better guide their teenagers in these difficult times. Nienke Luijckx, a young person herself and chairman of the LAKS, paints a picture of how Dutch young people feel at the moment. With Jacqueline Kleijer (BJM), the challenges of media education are addressed and extra attention is paid to the theme "love and sexuality online". During the parents' evening, a lot of attention is paid to the questions of parents that can be asked via chat.

What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

For today's children and young people, the digital world is an inseparable part of their lives. To help them to use the digital world in an optimal and safe a way as possible, we have to pay permanent attention to skills, responsibility and safety. But children and youngsters cannot take care of a safe online environment, taking the right responsibilities, or gain the right skills, all by themselves. They need help, guidance and education.
It is important that a broad public-private coalition of parties takes responsibility for the digital safety and skills of young people and to help parents and teachers to guide and educate them. The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) brings together those stakeholders for its activities and to achieve the objectives. Together for a better internet.

About us

The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) consists of three organisations: ECP | Platform for the Information Society, Netwerk Mediawijsheid and EOKM.

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