The Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world for the 12th consecutive year. It is the flagship event of the Safer Internet Programme supported by the European Commission, reaching millions of people in over 100 countries. On this occasion, schoolkids, parents, teachers, policy makers take time to learn, engage or discuss ways for creating a better Internet for kids. And this better Internet is #Up2Us!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated with the strapline, once again, of "Let’s create a better internet together" following the success of last year's campaign.

Join the global Safer Internet Day and find an activity for you!

Over the years the INSAFE network has produced the biggest library of free resources on child online safety and security in the world. There are manuals, lessons plans, educational videos, serious games, open educational platforms, which exist in all EU languages and are adapted to the local contexts. They reach schools, parents, youth clubs and most importantly the kids themselves.

Safer Internet Day is being celebrated across the world  from Argentina to Russia, Mauritius to New Zealand. Our selection of highlights kicks off in Australia, hops over to India and dwells for a little longer in Europe to showcase some activities organised by INSAFE the EU-funded Safer Internet network. Last, but not least, we skip across the Atlantic for Safer Internet Day USA

Australia "Cybersmart": "#game on" educational videos and other great resources

India Disc Foundations: special webinars for Safer Internet Day & resources to be used in schools across India

Belgium: among others, special projection of the movie "Disconnect" in all Kinepolis cinemas preceded by a short film from Child Focus the Belgian Safer Internet Centre

France: online serious game on cyberbullying and other resources

United Kingdom: SID TV – an all-day programme for 8 - 15 year olds featuring top TV presenters and celebrities; #Up2Us collecting promises from young people, teachers, parents and organisations about what they will do to help make the internet a better place and an impressive selection of online quizzes and games

Austria: TV and online discussions this year on the topic of sexting by Safer Internet.at

Slovakia: educational video "Sheeplive.eu" on privacy settings, available in all EU languages

Media Literacy Weeks in Finland and Sweden, including the themes of Safer Internet Day

Italy: international conference on "freedom, responsibilities and ethics' in the online world in Milan by Telefono Azzurro and the Ministry of Education, with European Commission speakers; play and debate on cyberbullying and round table organised by "Generazioni Connesse" the Italian Safer Internet Centre.

Estonia events and resources  for kids, parents, teachers

Luxembourg: Live Radio Broadcast from the Lycée Michel Rodange media class on Radio ARA  organized with Beesecure experts

Greece – award-winning video At the Grocery store available in several EU languages

Germany – events in schools and a press conference by Klicksafe.de

Canada – new Education Modules addressing sexual exploitation, technology and bullying

United States full programme at saferinternetday.us including ConnectSafely at Facebook HQ where participants including Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg, internet safety experts, parents, youth leaders and the tech sector will focus on solutions for a better Internet

How to participate?

We will showcase the events and resources via social media and press release.

Watch the Safer Internet Day 2015 video

Listen to the 2014 Safer Internet Day song

Support the Thunderclap campaign

For a full overview of worldwide activities (updated for 10 February 2015): SID near you

Connect with us on the social media @SaferInternetEU or @safeinternetday #SID2015 #Up2Us