Safer Internet Day (SID) | Shaping Europe’s digital future


Dear Partners and Participants,

Let’s celebrate together the Safer Internet Day ! This year celebrations are taking place on Tuesday, 9 February, under the slogan ‘Together for a better internet’.

The Internet is a powerful tool with enormous opportunities for learning, enhancing skills and acquiring new abilities and knowledge, as highlighted especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with opportunities come risks. The goal of SID is to raise awareness but also to help by concrete actions to provide protection and empowerment of children and young people online. Each year SID calls for action from the many players involved in providing 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.

If you are interested to learn more about Internet Security, you can visit the training platform of BFU’s Erasmus KA2 project ‘Immersive Learning in Information Security (MISSILE)’, where you can find useful security training resources.

The European Commission will mark the day in 2021 with online events, which you can follow : Safer Internet Day (SID).

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting in 2004 under the first Safer Internet Action Plan as an initiative of the EU funded SafeBorders project and taken up by Insafe, the network of Safer Internet Centres, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in more than 170 countries …