About our SID activities
Within Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 celebrations the central focus will be given to the topic on how the internet influences youth's mental and physical health. Slovenia's main SID event will take place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. An interactive online show titled "Well-being and the internet" will be performed by improvisers from the IGLU Theatre.
For SID 2021 we will continue with our tradition of extending Safer Internet Day into Safer Internet Month offering schools in Slovenia the chance to register to take part in SID celebrations. Upon registration, teachers and schools will receive a toolkit with classroom activities and a badge to put on their school website announcing them as SID celebrators.
In addition, various online and offline materials on the internet and its impact on health will be prepared and launched. On SID 2021 we will launch an Award Contest for families focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle. In collaboration with a Slovenian athlete and a mother of two children, we will prepare a video of about 15 minutes that will serve as an introduction to the contest. It will show examples of useful exercises that can be done during digital breaks after long hours on digital devices, along with an invitation to young people and their parents to make their own short video with their own exercises. The competition will run until the end of February. An expert jury will then select and award prizes to the best videos.
Besides this, we will launch different Facebook/Twitter/Instagram campaigns, encouraging our fans and followers to be actively involved in discussions and exchange of their views and opinions. In addition, a number of trainings for parents/teachers and workshops for pupils will be carried out.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
The Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) makes great efforts to reach as many schools from different Slovenian regions and include them in as many different activities as possible. We organise face-to-face workshops and seminars for pupils and students as well as their parents. We regularly organise competitions for schools and all schools receive an invitation to join the competition.
Every year, the Slovenian awareness centre encourages schools to prepare their own activities for Safer Internet Day (SID). To encourage participation effectively, we prepare an SID Toolkit each year, which includes lesson plans with activities for different age groups, decision trees, leaflets, videos and other interesting tools that can be used in the classroom. We also create a map of schools involved in SID to show that all regions of the country are covered.
Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Slovenia is the national project promoting and ensuring a better internet for kids. The project is co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), and financial support also comes from the Ministry of Public Administration, Information Security Administration of the Republic of Slovenia. The project is run by a consortium of partners coordinated by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Academic and Research Network of Slovenia (Arnes), Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth (ZPMS) and Youth Information and Counselling Center of Slovenia (MISSS).