Safer Internet Day (SID) is the flagship event under the Better Internet for Kids strategy, taking place in February every year. What started as a European initiative under the EC Safer Internet Programme has turned into a huge event with a global reach of over 400 million people. On Safer Internet Day, be the change for a better Internet: enrol for events and activities, join our global social media campaign.

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"Be the change: Unite for a better internet"

Safer Internet Day is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission and  promotes safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated each year in February, this day gathers thousands of people who raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe.

This year's slogan "Be the change: Unite for a better internet" emphasizes the importance of collaboration and unity. How can YOU be the change?

By championing for a better internet, the theme aims at encouraging people to "be the change" and make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while giving them the resilience, skills, knowledge and support their need to navigate any online risks they may come across.

In 2017, many Safer Internet Centres are celebrating a full "Safer Internet Month". The activities will include press conferences, webinars, workshops, expositions, contests, and many more. Participants will engage in discussions and educational activities on important topics such as cyberbullying, "fake news", data protection and digital literacy.

To find out what is happening in your country and to explore other interesting events worldwide, check the Safer Internet Day website.

You can support the day by joining in the Thunderclap campaign.

If you are active on Twitter, use these hashtags #SID2017 #SaferInternetDay.

To discover resources on online safety and more information about the network of European Safer Internet Centres visit www.betterinternetforkids.eu.

Read more about the European Commission's activities on Better Internet for Kids.

Join us on Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, be the change and unite for a better internet!