On 6 February we celebrate Safer Internet Day, which aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young adults.
The Safer Internet Day, ever since its creation, has focused on how to create both, a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Still, crucial safety-related issues have not evaded and affect every citizen, with new emerging online dangers being identified every year.
The Safer Internet Day has grown from a European Commission supported project in 2004, to a large-scale campaign which now, 20 years later, is celebrated in approximately 190 countries and territories world-wide. It aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet and to celebrate the positive power the internet brings: "Together for a better internet"!
Our work at eu-LISA is directly related to the interconnected online world in which safety and security play a crucial role. We keep working to make both, the virtual as well as the real world safe and a better place for all.
Let us all promote and follow the values of the Safer Internet Day!