Today the the European network of Safer Internet Centres (Insafe) and the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE), are celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) for the 11th year running.
An initiative of the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme, the day marks an annual opportunity to engage in making the internet a safer and better place for children and young people.
Since its first edition in 2004, interest in Safer Internet Day has grown tremendously to reach six of the world’s continents in more than 100 countries worldwide; including all 28 countries of the European Union.
The theme of Safer Internet Day 2014 is “Let’s create a better internet together” and it is hoped that, once again, all stakeholders – be they children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, or industry and politicians – will join together in marking the day and working together to build a better internet for all, but particularly for children and young people.
Each year, the Insafe network produces a range of centralised resources including the customary SID video spot, and a SID Involvement Kit for Schools. Additionally, a range of events and activities will be taking place to mark the day and raise awareness of the issues across the Insafe network and beyond.
Find out what is happening in your country – and download resources – from the Safer Internet Day website www.saferinternetday.org.
Let us know what you’re doing for SID2014, email us here