It’s September, which means it’s time to go #BackToSchool for many pupils all around the world. There’s no better way to prepare for the return to school desks again than by joining in activities as part of the Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) awareness month and be reminded of the importance of safe, playful, reliable online content for children.
On Tuesday, 8 February 2022, we celebrated the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) across the globe, including in Australia. The Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner, in its role of Safer Internet Day Committee for Australia, shares the main insights of the events that took place to celebrate the day.
Today, the European Commission has adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), with the aim to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. This new strategy comes ten years after the first BIK strategy, and during the European Year of Youth, spotlighting the voices and ideas of young people themselves.
Safer Internet Day (SID) – which is known as Clean Internet Day in Iran – was celebrated for the fifth year with a special ceremony organised by Anarestan (Amin SMD Co.) and held at the Absal high school in Tehran. The event saw the participation of Rahman Issazadeh, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology of the Ministry of Education.
For Safer Internet Day 2022, the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre planned multiple activities, and especially launched a TikTok campaign focusing on hate speech online.
On Tuesday, 8 February 2022, in the context of Safer Internet Day celebrations in Cyprus, a conference was held with the motto "Together for a better internet".
Poland managed to beat last year’s record of the number of local initiatives organised on Safer Internet Day (SID). The SID 2022 campaign resulted in 4,800 institutions actively involved in undertaking online safety-related initiatives.
On 8 February 2022, Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in more than 170 countries all over the world for its 19th edition, with the motto “Together for a better internet”. The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a main online event, for a second time, and was livestreamed on the SIC’s Facebook page.
On Tuesday, 8 February 2022, we have called on Safer Internet Day to work together to make the internet a safer and better place for everyone, especially children and young people. The Dutch Safer Internet Centre joined forces with its partners to draw attention to a better internet for children and young people with a new DigiDuck story and other resources.
"Connected children, everyone is concerned": France focuses on digital parenting for Safer Internet Day 2022
Safer Internet Day 2022 in France aimed to raise awareness among families, teachers, educators and professionals working with young people, with a special focus on targeting parents for the very first time.