For the Saferinternet.at team, Safer Internet Day (SID) is a special occasion for promoting a more responsible use of digital media and inviting the general public to reflect on this topic. Since 2011, Saferinternet.at have extended the campaign from one ‘Safer Internet Day’ to a full month of activity.
On the 11th edition of Safer Internet Day, with a theme of ‘Let’s create a better internet together’, Child Focus, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, set up various activities with the aim of involving and working with children and teenagers.
Safer Internet Day typically provides a focus for online and offline activities for the Czech National Awareness Centre (NAC) for the whole year. The physical launch of the SID 2014 campaign gained its momentum in two places: Prague and Brussels.
230 schools at all levels of education, libraries, municipalities, universities, volunteer organisations, as well as companies, responded this year to the ‘SID 2014 ambassadors’ call launched by Saferinternet.gr, in an action running for the fifth consecutive year.
This year, the main Safer Internet Day event of the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was a competition for secondary school students. Twenty teams from different schools of Latvia showed their creativity, knowledge and ability to find and assess the best internet resources for different school subjects. Teams were asked to find the best resources on the internet to improve the learning process in schools and also to create their own resources to help teachers to be more creative and more open to using technologies.
The Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) aims to involve more children from all across Lithuania in its actions. Hence, to reach this goal, every school had an opportunity to attend a NETraditional online lesson as part of the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2014 campaign.
This year, Safer Internet Day started a little bit earlier in Luxembourg. On the preceding Friday, journalists were welcomed at the ‘Maison de l’Europe’ in Luxembourg city for a workshop coordinated by the Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre, BEE SECURE, and the Computer Emergency Response Team, CIRCL. Events continued with awareness-raising sessions in schools, trainings and a radio show produced by high-school students.
On Safer Internet Day 2014, Meldknop.nl (the Dutch Helpline) started a collaboration with YouTube when it became a trusted flagger for any issues encountered on YouTube channels.
As in previous years, the Polish Safer Internet Centre (PSIC) organised a central event in Warsaw for Safer Internet Day. As last year’s formula proved to be popular with attendees, PSIC decided to repeat the format, organising firstly a press conference and, later in the day, a conference for professionals working with children.
Many activities, resources and events were organised by the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) to celebrate this year’s Safer Internet Day (SID). With the theme, ‘Let’s create a better internet together’, the SIC stressed the importance of all stakeholders – young people, their parents, teachers, social workers, industry and policy makers – to play their part in creating a safe and friendly environment for youngsters online.
In Spain, Safer Internet Day (SID) 2014 was celebrated with the organisation of the III Young and Networked Congress. The event was aimed at those important people who influence and contribute to the education of minors. Speakers included parents, teachers, lecturers, social educators, psychologists, police officers and representatives of the main social networks, websites, internet games and more.
Colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2014 with SID TV – a live, eight-hour stream of TV programmes for professionals, children, teens and parents. Here, they share their experience.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated right across the globe too...
On 11 February 2014, the National ICT Alliance of Afghanistan (NICTAA), TechNation and TechDeira joined other countries around the globe in celebrating Safer Internet Day. A main event, with speakers including government high officials, industry leaders, senior civil society actors, and representatives from the academia, focused on the challenges and risks of internet usage in Afghanistan, especially among children and youth.
On 27 January 2014, a press conference was held in New Delhi, India to discuss online safety issues concerning users in the country. The press conference was organised by DISC Foundation, the official Safer Internet Day Committee in India, with a particular focus on child sexual abuse material.
To see the full list of countries which supported SID, see the Safer Internet Day website.
Throughout the Safer Internet Day campaign, we’ve received feedback from schools across the globe telling us how they have celebrated the day. Here we share a selection.