Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016!
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international event taking place in February every year, which promotes a safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones by children and young people across the world.
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network , Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, and across six of the world’s seven continents.
From cyber-bullying to social networking each year SID aims to address the current issues that influence especially young users online. Internet is a powerful tool with enormous opportunities for learning, enhancing skills and acquiring new abilities and knowledge. However, with opportunities come risks. The goal of SID is to raise awareness but also to help by concrete actions to create not only a safe place but also a better place to be when being online. In order to achieve this goal SID offers the possibility for children, young students, teachers, parents, industry, policy makers, decision takers and other stakeholders to co-create better Internet.
The Safer Internet Day 2015 promoted this collaborative approach of all stakeholders - "Let's create better Internet together".
Safer Internet Day 2016 emphasizes on each of us playing our own part - in other words taking the responsibility in our own hands.
To discover resources on online safety and more information about the network of European Safer Internet Centers visit the Better Internet for Kids website.
To find out what is happening in your country check the Safer Internet Day website.
Source: European Commission
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