HAPPY SAFER INTERNET DAY!
Safer Internet Day was celebrated on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, when, once again, stakeholders joined forces across the globe to work "Together for a better internet".
Digital technologies provide you with a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Never before have we enjoyed so many opportunities to learn, exchange, participate and create. Yet, the internet also opens up certain risks to its users – especially the most vulnerable ones, such as children: privacy concerns, cyberbullying, disinformation, exposure to potentially harmful content and predatory behaviours, to quote but a few.
How can we ensure access to a safe and stimulating online environment for the greatest number, where they can make the most of a wealth of opportunities, while at the same time mitigating its negative side-effects? Together, we have the power to inspire positive changes online and to raise awareness of the issues that matter to us.
Browse this platform to find out how countries and supporters marked the day, and seek to raise awareness of a safer and better internet all year round. Also, check out the official Safer Internet Day social media channels on Facebook and Twitter for a summary of what happened on the day. And don't forget to visit the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal regularly to keep up to date on online safety issues all year around, find awareness-raising resources in our resource galleries, and subscribe to the quarterly BIK bulletin for updates direct to your inbox.
And, as one Safer Internet Day draws to a close, so we start planning the next! Save the date already for SID 2021.
* Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe-INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF). Find out more about the EC's ‘European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children' on the Digital Agenda website.