About our SID activities
The Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) will celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) 2022 by organising a press conference on 8 February 2022 in Bucharest, exploring the changes in the online behaviour of children after the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will also focus on presenting the 2021 report of the national hotline, more exactly the latest data on the illegal content found on the Romanian web pages, obtained within the esc_ABUZ reporting line, which is now the highest ever registered during one year. The conference will feature speakers ranging from Save the Children specialists to government authorities and educational experts, and it will gather representatives from public institutions, journalists, social workers and other relevant stakeholders.
What we are doing to support the SID 2022 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
As part of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre's tradition of marking February as Internet Safety Month, we will be launching a national educational initiative collaboration with the Ministry of Education. We will encourage teachers and students to implement educational activities in schools such as a list of opportunities and a list of risks that the internet offers, and the final deliverable should be at least one proposal of the class of students in answer to the question: How can we make the internet a better place for children?
The Ora de Net project promotes internet safety among Romanian children, parents, teachers and specialists by creating public awareness campaigns, by offering informative sessions, trainings, and by improving educational methods used in schools, and also by proposing public policies and better legislation in this field. The project also aims to combat illegal or harmful content and internet-related offences (child sexual abuse material (CSAM), grooming), to encourage the responsible use of the internet and new communication technologies by children, parents and teachers, and to influence decision making by bringing together key stakeholders in formulating and implementing realistic policies.