Safer Internet Day 2021 in Belgium – #Betternet Inspiration Day

In an exceptional situation, exceptional measures are needed! This year, in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Safer Internet Day (SID) event organised by Media Animation, CSEM, Mediawijs and Child Focus (the Belgian Safer Internet Centre), took the form of an online inspiration day: #Betternet Inspiration Day.

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During the day, which took place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021, around 20 speakers presented four themes which are at the heart of topical concerns: e-Inclusion; Online news; The internet and parenting; and Emotions, relationships and sexual lives online.

Various actors in the field presented their educational tools to build together a better internet for children and young people. This day was intended to be a real source of inspiration to enrich the work of digital media education with children and young people and counted nearly 200 online visitors. Watch a recording of the event at Safer Internet Day - Replay #Betternet Inspiration Day.

A better internet is everyone's concern. This is why the Belgian Safer Internet Centre also encouraged a number of organisations to conduct an educational activity on the occasion of Safer Internet Day to promote safe and responsible use of online media among young people: a lesson, a game, a quiz, an information session, or similar. The participating local activities are listed on Safer Internet Day - Discover local activities.

Finally, numerous exchanges between organisations, the public and actors in the field were able to take place following this online inspiration day. Mission accomplished!

Find out more about Safer Internet Day in Belgium. Alternatively, find out more about the work of the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services – or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.

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