Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.
Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated with the strapline, once again, of "Let’s create a better internet together" following the success of last year's campaign.
Join the global Safer Internet Day and find an activity for you!
Over the years the INSAFE network has produced the biggest library of free resources on child online safety and security in the world. There are manuals, lessons plans, educational videos, serious games, open educational platforms, which exist in all EU languages and are adapted to the local contexts. They reach schools, parents, youth clubs and most importantly the kids themselves.
Safer Internet Day is being celebrated across the world from Argentina to Russia, Mauritius to New Zealand. Our selection of highlights kicks off in Australia, hops over to India and dwells for a little longer in Europe to showcase some activities organised by INSAFE the EU-funded Safer Internet network. Last, but not least, we skip across the Atlantic for Safer Internet Day USA
Australia "Cybersmart": "#game on" educational videos and other great resources
India Disc Foundations: special webinars for Safer Internet Day & resources to be used in schools across India
Belgium: among others, special projection of the movie "Disconnect" in all Kinepolis cinemas preceded by a short film from Child Focus the Belgian Safer Internet Centre
France: online serious game on cyberbullying and other resources
United Kingdom: SID TV – an all-day programme for 8 - 15 year olds featuring top TV presenters and celebrities; #Up2Us collecting promises from young people, teachers, parents and organisations about what they will do to help make the internet a better place and an impressive selection of online quizzes and games
Austria: TV and online discussions this year on the topic of sexting by Safer Internet.at
Slovakia: educational video "Sheeplive.eu" on privacy settings, available in all EU languages
Italy: international conference on "freedom, responsibilities and ethics' in the online world in Milan by Telefono Azzurro and the Ministry of Education, with European Commission speakers; play and debate on cyberbullying and round table organised by "Generazioni Connesse" the Italian Safer Internet Centre.
Estonia –events and resources for kids, parents, teachers
Luxembourg: Live Radio Broadcast from the Lycée Michel Rodange media class on Radio ARA organized with Beesecure experts
Greece – award-winning video At the Grocery store available in several EU languages
Germany – events in schools and a press conference by Klicksafe.de
Canada – new Education Modules addressing sexual exploitation, technology and bullying
United States full programme at saferinternetday.us including ConnectSafely at Facebook HQ where participants including Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg, internet safety experts, parents, youth leaders and the tech sector will focus on solutions for a better Internet
How to participate?
We will showcase the events and resources via social media and press release.
Watch the Safer Internet Day 2015 video
Listen to the 2014 Safer Internet Day song
Support the Thunderclap campaign
For a full overview of worldwide activities (updated for 10 February 2015): SID near you
Connect with us on the social media @SaferInternetEU or @safeinternetday #SID2015 #Up2Us
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