Yesterday, more than 100 events took place in 30 European countries to encourage children, their families and teachers, to discover the digital world together. This is the ninth annual Safer Internet Day, celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide as part of a global drive to promote safer Internet for children and young people.
This year’s theme is “Connecting generations and educating each other”, with the slogan: “Discover the digital world together… safely!”. Tech-savvy youngsters can teach older generations how to use new technologies, while parents and grandparents draw on their life experiences to advise younger generations on how to stay safe online.
This year’s events also included two competitions addressed to young people.
In Europe, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by INSAFE, the network of Safer Internet Centres funded by the Commission through the € 55 million Safer Internet Programme.
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