Every year around the world, the Day of the Safe Internet is celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month. This campaign is aimed at promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and youth.
* Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event everywhere. Since the initiative of organizations such as EU SafeBorders and Insafe in 2004, Safe Internet Day has gone beyond its traditional geographical area and is now celebrated in about 150 countries around the world.
What is Safer Internet Day?
Every year on Safe Internet Day, millions of people come together to inspire each other to make a positive difference on the Internet and raise awareness of security issues on the international network. A lot of events, lectures and classes on how to protect yourself and your loved ones on the Internet take place on this day.
Together for better internet
The slogan of the campaign “Together for better Internet” calls on everyone to join the movement, take part and maximize the potential of the Internet to bring people together. Every year, with the development of technology, there are a lot of types of fraud, identity theft, cases of cyber bullying and intimidation. Supporters of the Safe Internet Movement believe that together we can make a difference if everyone treats this with due responsibility.
How to celebrate?
The first thing you can do to celebrate Safe Internet Day is to improve your own security on the Internet. Make sure that yours and personal information of your loved ones is protected. Many users neglect even such simple security rules as a strong personal password.
Everyone can contribute:
The younger generation can contribute by trying to be kind and tolerant on the Internet, respecting other people's opinions and protecting their reputation on the Internet, and always be on the lookout for positive opportunities for creativity, communication and online sharing.
Teachers and tutors can help by equipping their pupils and students with digital literacy skills. Try to develop critical thinking skills among your students, which will help them to better navigate the online world. Give them the opportunity to create their own content, to make informed decisions on the Internet. It is also very important to show a personal example of positive behavior on the Internet.
We invite our participants, teachers and everyone who cares about this topic to join the campaign and learn more about how to improve and secure themselves on the Internet. Take part to improve the online environment for everyone, learn how to create a strong password, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to do if you face cyberbullying.