Safer Internet Day 2020: Together for a better internet

Today, 11th February 2020, we celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) – the annual flagship campaign under the European Strategy for Better Internet for Children.

With a slogan of "Together for a better internet", Safer Internet Day is a call to action for every stakeholder to contribute to creating a safer and better internet, especially for its youngest users. In order to face the societal challenges posed by digitalisation today and tomorrow, we must ensure that the largest possible number of children and young people are adequately prepared to handle digital technologies responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Only then can they experience the digital world as a place of knowledge, culture and opportunities.

In 2020, we will celebrate Safer Internet Day for the seventeenth consecutive year. Overtime, SID has grown from an EU initiative to a truly global celebration, presently involving millions of people in over 150 countries worldwide. The day is organised by the Insafe network (coordinated by European Schoolnet) and INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines).

"Safer Internet Day has become one of the most widely observed online safety events worldwide. I hope the day will be an opportunity everyone to reflect on how they can play their part in creating a better and safer internet for children and young people – on SID, and also throughout the year."
Hans Martens, Digital Citizenship Programme Manager at European Schoolnet

Safer Internet Day takes a community-led approach: every year, SID supporters – whether they are young people, parents, educators, industry representatives, civil society organisations or decision makers – organise thousands of exciting events and activities to mark the day. You can find out what is happening in each partner country by visiting the Safer Internet Day website.

We invite you to help us raise awareness about the celebrations taking place around the world. To learn more about Safer Internet Day, please discover the Safer Internet Day infographic, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments on Twitter (@safeinternetday) and Facebook (@SaferInternetDay), and with the hashtags #SID2020 and #SaferInternetDay.