From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.
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 as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, and across all continents.
Today, Tuesday, 7 February 2017, is SAFER INTERNET DAY! With a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’, we call upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.
This website showcases the many events and activities which are taking place across the globe to mark the day… find out what’s happening in your country, and find contacts and resources to help you to ‘be the change’ for a better internet not just on SID, but all year through.
The site is being constantly updated, so please check back often for the latest news. You can register your support for the day as a school, individual or organisation and follow the action on Facebook #SID2017 and #SaferInternetDay.
Safer Internet Day ✔ @safeinternetday #SaferInternetDay is always our favourite day of the year! Keep celebrating letting us know about your events! #SID2017
Safer Internet Centres and Committees
Insafe is a European network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs). Every national Centre implements awareness and educational campaigns, runs a helpline, and works closely with youth to ensure an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder approach to creating a better internet.
However, Safer Internet Day is also celebrated outside Europe. In 2009, the concept of Safer Internet Day Committees was introduced, to strengthen the bonds with countries outside the network and invest in a harmonised promotion of the campaign across the world. Around 70 global SID Committees now work closely with the Safer Internet Day Coordination Team, which is based at the heart of the European Union in Brussels. If there is not yet a SID Committee in your country, but you would be interested in forming one, please get in touch.
This website provides a global online community platform where countries and international organisations can showcase events and actions conducted locally, nationally and internationally for Safer Internet Day.
Within these pages you will find a wealth of multilingual resources empowering young people, their teachers and their families to make the best possible use of online technology. It is a space where leaders in the internet safety community can communicate with the public and exchange ideas, knowledge and experience with each other.
If you would like to support SID, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll aim to get back to you as soon as we can.