Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Safer Internet Day - 6 February

Creation date: February 6, 2018

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe.

Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

You are invited to join this initiative, a better internet starts with you! You can also join the discussions on social media with the hashtags #SaferInternetDay and #SID2018. A package of #SaferInternet4EU intiatives were also launched on this occasion.


INEA & Safer Internet

The Safer Internet DSI (Digital Single Infrastructure) provides access to child-appropriate and child-safety related content and services that are delivered either at EU level or via interoperable national Safer Internet Centres. These Centres provide awareness and education about opportunities and risks that children are facing online, helplines giving advice to young people on problems they encounter online and hotlines for reporting and helping to remove child pornography found online. The specific objective of the Safer Internet calls organised by INEA has been to set up and to continue supporting generic services provided by Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in all EU Member States. A new call will be opened in 2018.

58 agreements have been signed for Safer Internet under the 2014 and 2016 calls by INEA. A total of €32.3 million of CEF Telecom funding has been earmarked for 28 Member States and two EEA Countries corresponding to a total cost of €65.5 million.


Safer Internet Day in a nutshell