Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Safer Internet Day: "Be the change: Unite for a better internet"

Creation date: February 7, 2017

Today we celebrate Safer Internet Day, the flagship global event on child online safety promoted by the European Commission as part of the Better Internet for Kids strategy, taking place in February every year. It started in 2004 and it has now become a world-wide brand celebrated in more than 100 countries in all continents with a global reach of up to 400 million people. This year's Safer Internet Day is celebrated on 7th February with a theme: "Be the change: Unite for a better internet", which emphasizes the importance of collaboration, unity and multi-stakeholder approach in providing better and safer internet for young people.

INEA supports Safer Internet Centres in the EU Member States plus Norway and Iceland through CEF Telecom grants. Each Centre typically comprises an awareness centre (to develop educational and awareness raising tools), helplines for children who encounter problems online, hotlines for reporting, identifying and removing child abuse images or harmful content.

To find out what events are organized in Brussels check Child Focus website.

To find out what events are organized in Europe and worldwide check theĀ Safer Internet Day website