For the past 12 years, the world has been celebrating the Safer Internet Day on the second Tuesday of February. Initiated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network and supported by the European Commission, the SID focuses on eSafety for children and teenagers.
Let’s create a better internet together
Each and every year, the event has its own theme. However, last year’s crucial theme will be extended to 2015: “Let’s create a better internet together”.
This simple strapline carries the promise of a safer but also better internet for all, especially the youngest.
Crossing the European borders, the event is celebrated in over 100 countries spread all over the 6 continents. Over the years, it has become an international reference regarding digital education and online safety.
This year, all the stakeholders of the digital world (politicians, educators, industries etc.) will gather to think about new ways of making the Internet a better place for everyone such as:
- How to make the Internet a safer, more equal, more diverse, more inclusive and better place.
- Promote every constructive initiative that aims to create a better digital universe for the kids.
The online safety landscape has evolved over the years especially regarding the alarming rise of cyberbullying among youngsters. Thus, the 2015 SID operates around 2 key points:
- Fighthing against cyberbullying
- Creating quality websites and positive content for kids
How can we create a better internet?
The official website of the event showcases every activity and event that are planned to promote a better internet. If you are interested in celebrated the SID this year, click on this link and find out which events take place near you !
In addition, every stakeholder of the digital world as well as teachers, educators or parents can find lots of resources on the website to help them teach e-Safety to children and teenagers all year long.
To serve this very purpose, the Learning Center of Yeovil, UK created a YouTube playlist of short films about cyber-bullying and online safety.
Hakisa strongly believes in the possibility of creating a better internet for all, thus offers a simple and safe platform adapted to every member of the family !