Safer Internet Day (SID) is almost here – on Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we will be millions around the globe, joining forces “Together for a better internet”. This edition is extra special, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of this international day. Are you ready? How are you going to get involved in celebrating with us?
The internet is very popular with everyone, and in particular with the younger generation. It offers an array of opportunities; from doing online research, to following news and for entertainment. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it was an essential tool for communication, on several occasions it was the only way that children could keep in touch with their peers and families.
The Maltese Safer Internet Centre shares useful resources for teachers of the Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) department. The resources were published on occasion of Safer Internet Day 2022, but can be benefitted from all year long.
Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the second day (Tuesday) of the second week of February with the aim of working towards a safer and better internet, where every user gets to use the internet responsibly and without getting their data leaked. The day is being celebrated in over 150 countries across the world.
While simultaneously facing the war and the massive displacement of those affected by the conflict, the Ukrainian Safer Internet Centre provides educational tools for teachers, psychologists, and youth workers.
The SIC+ Focus Group: Fostering global collaboration between European Safer Internet Centres and like-minded organisations around the world
In October 2022, the day after the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), participants from the SIC+ programme gathered together from all over the world to participate in the SIC+ Focus Group in Brussels. In addition to the SIC+ members, a number of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), the European Commission (EC), BIK Youth Ambassadors and Twitter were also represented. The session focused on two main topics for exchange: public-private partnerships and Safer Internet Day 2023. This article provides a brief overview of the points discussed.
This year’s edition of the annual Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a youth-led event, with young people playing an active role in the planning, preparation and delivery of the forum. SIF takes place in a hybrid format in Brussels, Belgium and online on Thursday, 27 October 2022 with a theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect!
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.