INTERNET SAFER DAY/Together for a better internet

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international event that promotes a safer and a more responsible use of online technology by children and young people across the world.

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become an event in the online safety calendar and every year it is celebrated in more than 170 countries and reaches millions of people worldwide.

For example this year the Safer Internet Day celebrations took place on February 9, under the slogan ‘Together for a better internet’.

Each year SID calls for action to provide a safer and better digital environment for the young users: decision makers at EU, national and international level, industry, civil society, educators, parents and young people themselves. The Internet is a powerful tool with enormous opportunities for learning, enhancing skills, new abilities and knowledge, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the other hand it’s important to remember that internet can have risks as well and we must use it with awareness.

Indeed one of the main goal of SID is to raise awareness but also to help to provide protection of children and young people online.

Previous editions

In 2020, the European Commission organized a workshop which is focused on exploring the potential of Artificial Intelligence to fight against online child sexual abuse material and hosted a launch of the Youth Pledge, a youth-led co-creation process with industry partners.

SID 2019 was one of the milestones of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign which reached over 30 million people in 2018 with over 1800 new resources on online safety, media literacy and cyber hygiene.

We need everyone to join in and work with others in order to ensure a better digital experience for all of us, and especially for the younger users because the digital world has no limits.

ILIADE A FUMETTI/8. La sfida di Ettore