Swedish Safer Internet Day Supporter - Statens Medierad

Last updated: 2023-02-03

About our SID activities

This year, Safer Internet Day celebrates 20 years as a knowledge-promoting event worldwide. We draw attention to this by inviting you who work directly or indirectly with children and young people to a highly topical webinar on children and young people's rights online. 

During the webinar, held in Swedish, we will highlight what children’s and young people's digital reality looks like today. We will also, based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, look at how we can work successfully to promote their rights in the digital world where a large part of their everyday lives take place. Participating in the seminar is Bris' Anna Dorrian Werner, a child rights lawyer, The Swedish Media Council's Child rights officer and film reviewer Francisca Benavente, and ECPAT Swedens Senior analyst and hotline officer Thomas Andersson. We will, of course, have an open chat for questions from all viewers.

Moreover, The Swedish Media Council will launch a child- and youth-friendly brochure about the Committee on the Rights of the Child's (UN Committee on the Rights of the Child) latest general comment no. 25, which highlights the rights of children and young people on the Internet.

A link to the webinar will be sent to registered participants. To register, visit www.statensmedierad.se/webbinarium, and you can also watch the webinar afterwards through our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/@TheMedieradet. You are welcome to join us!

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

The Safer Internet Centre in Sweden consists of three pillars: An awareness centre, a helpline and a hotline.

The awareness centre is run by The Swedish Media Council and focuses on generating knowledge on online risks and equipping children and youth with know-how and attitudes for greater resilience. It builds knowledge and expertise on vulnerable groups, such as children and youths with disabilities. The awareness centre carries out research on identified online risks and opportunities as well as identifies and addresses emerging challenges.

The helpline is run by Bris and is the national helpline for children in Sweden. Bris offers 24/7 support to children and youth, including support concerning harmful online-related issues. The Bris helpline is operated by professional counsellors, and support is provided via online chat, phone and email. 
The hotline for tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse material (CSEM/CSAM), i.e. receiving, analysing, and processing reports of such material, is run by ECPAT Sweden. The hotline is operated in close cooperation with the Swedish National Police.

About us

Together with the children's rights organisation Bris (Children’s Rights in Society) and ECPAT (a children’s rights organisation working to combat the sexual exploitation of children), the Swedish Media Council forms the Swedish Safer Internet Centre with a mission to make the Internet a better place for children and young people.

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