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Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide.
Feb 2020, SID was celebrated for the first time in Rwanda.
As a young person, you are the main target of Safer Internet Day, but that does not mean you are a passive recipient of the collective effort towards the promotion of a better internet that takes place every February. In fact, there are a wealth of opportunities for young people to make their voices heard on matters relating to their safety and wellbeing in the online world, from contacting your Rwanda Safer Internet Day Committee to getting involved in the youth programs, you can share your experience for a better Internet. You can also be the change you want to see in the (online) world by being kind and respectful to others online, by protecting your online reputation and that of others, and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online.
As Parents, you play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children and young people to use digital technologies responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Indeed, parental influence, guidance and education have a significant and long-lasting impact on children’s safety and wellbeing in the online world. Therefore, there are plenty of ways for you to participate in Safer Internet Day, whether it is by ensuring an open dialogue with your children, educating them to use digital technologies safely and positively, or acting as digital role models.
As a teacher or Educator, there are various ways in which you can get involved in SID. the most important way is to raise awareness talk to your colleagues to plan whole school actions and provide a real focus with a day, week or even a month of safer and better Internet activities.
As a representative of an organization and Industry, you are in a direct position to design, shape and adapt the platforms, services and contents children and young people interact with on a daily basis. In doing so, you have the power to make a safer and better internet a concrete reality. You may get involved in SID by creating and promoting positive content and safe services online.
You can support in many ways. As a representative of an organization and Industry, you are in a direct position to design, shape and adapt the platforms, services and contents children and young people interact with on a daily basis. In doing so, you have the power to make a safer and better internet a concrete reality.
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