A record-breaking Safer Internet Day in Poland

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.  

2022-04-08
View of Warsaw, Poland

The live conference 

On Safer Internet Day itself, 8 February 2022, at 17:00 CET, the Polish Safer Internet Day conference was streamed live on the Polish Safer Internet Day website and the Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC)’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Almost 6,300 viewers watched the live broadcast. This high participation number shows that online safety education is highly significant for the Polish public opinion. The conference has been recorded and is now available now online, thus reaching an even higher number of viewers. You can rewatch it below. 

 

Safer Internet Day activities 

Schools, libraries and other educational institutions were invited to prepare awareness-raising campaigns, online classes and other activities throughout February and March. The best initiatives could take part in a contest for the most creative undertaking.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all local events were asked to observe governmental restrictions. For the 2022 edition of SID, the Polish SIC has collected a series of digital educational materials available on the website. Despite the limitations, a record number (more than 4,800) of initiatives were registered with almost 1.25 million declared participants. 

The online webinars  

In addition, a special series of 14 webinars for professionals was organised, taking place every week of February and March at around 17:00 CET. There was a high interest in the webinars and overall, more than 4000 participants. For school students, the Polish SIC prepared a series of online lessons and educational video content. In ten online transmissions of the webinar “File and Folder”, teachers declared the participation of around 50,000 children aged 6-12 years old. In six online transmissions of the “Sieciaki” lessons for primary school students and two live streams of the “Ciało nie określa” lessons for high school students, around 42,500 children and young people participated. 

Stakeholders’ participation 

The Polish version of the Safer Internet Day motto "#Działajmy razem" ("Let's act together!") helped to reach a wide spectrum of stakeholders. The Polish SIC invited leading IT businesses such as Orange, Samsung, Google, Meta, TikTok, Librus, Poczta Polska to partner during this year’s SID actions. National institutions such as the Prime Minister Office and the Minister of Education and Science granted honorary patronage to the event. 

Poster of the Polish Safer Internet Centre

The Safer Internet Day in Poland is organised by the Polish Safer Internet Centre, which consists of the NASK National Research Institute and the Empowering Children Foundation – implementers of the EU programme Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

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

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