‘Let's create a better internet together on Safer Internet Day 2015'

Today more than 100 countries worldwide, including all 28 countries of the European Union, are celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) for the twelfth year running.

Initiated under the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme and now continuing under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) which funds Safer Internet Centres in the member states, the day marks an annual opportunity to engage in making the internet a safer and better place for our children and young people.
Coordinated by European Schoolnet and INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines), in close partnership with the European network of Safer Internet Centres, Safer Internet Day has grown tremendously to reach over 52.2 million people worldwide throughout the 2014 campaign period. The theme of Safer Internet Day 2015 is once again “Let’s create a better internet together”, inviting children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, or industry and politicians to work together to build a better internet for all.
Each year, thousands of exciting events and activities take place to mark the day and raise awareness of the issues across and beyond Europe. Additionally, the network of Safer Internet Centres produces a range of resources for schools and educators, including video spots, a SID involvement kit for schools providing resources for use in the classroom and much more. Find out what is happening in your country - and download resources - from the Safer Internet Day website: www.saferinternetday.org.
Speaking of the campaign, Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet says: "We are delighted to continue to organise this landmark online safety campaign with the support of the European Commission, and working in close partnership with national Safer Internet Centres in Europe and with the support of Safer Internet Day Committees globally. The theme of “Let’s create a better internet together” truly reflects how public and private stakeholders from across the world can and should come together to build towards a trusted digital environment for all; an online place where children and young people feel empowered to develop and express their views and ideas, in an open and respectful dialogue with parents, carers and educators, with policy makers and industry."
Follow on Twitter: #SID2015 and #Up2Us.


For further information, please contact:
Valentina Garoia, European Schoolnet Press and Communications Coordinator, +32 488495245 valentina.garoia@eun.org 
About the network of European Safer Internet Centres
Under the framework of the European Commission's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the network of Safer Internet Centres collaborates to deliver a safer internet, promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to children, young people and their families, and working to identify and remove illegal content online. Visit the Insafe or INHOPE websites (Insafe: www.saferinternet.org and INHOPE: www.inhope.org) for further information. For further information on CEF, visit the EC’s Digital Agenda for Europe website.


Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, has released a video supporting Safer internet Day

About Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is part of a global drive by awareness-raising partners to promote a safer and better internet for all users, especially young people. It was initiated under the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme and now continues under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). For further information, see www.saferinternetday.org.



About European Schoolnet

European Schoolnet (http://www.europeanschoolnet.org) is the network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.