What is the Safer Internet Day

An event promoted by the European Union, it aims to give advice and suggestions to young people to recognize and defend themselves from the dangers of the Web

With phenomena such as cyberbullying, sexting and online child pornography in continuous and rapid growth, the risk that adolescents (or pre-adolescents) end up making bad acquaintances on the web is increasingly high. And if the control of parents is a fundamental part of the "game", it is necessary to undertake some actions that make grow the awareness of the dangers online among the youngest.

Also (and above all) for this reason, since 2004 the European Union has promoted an event that provides to the European boys - and not only - useful information and "operative" instructions on how to recognize the dangers of the Net and how to avoid them. This is the Safer Internet Day, a series of events held in the various member states by national and international non-governmental organizations and bodies that focus on safer online browsing, for young people and not only.

What is the Safer Internet Day

Translatable as "Day for Safer Internet", the Safer Internet Day is an event that takes place every year on the second day of the second week of February and consists of various events and conferences dedicated to issues related to online safety. The appointments, as mentioned, are organized both by public bodies (such as departments of ministries, educational institutions and local governments) and non-governmental organizations (primarily those related to the protection of children and adolescents) and concern cyberbullying, child pornography and pedophilia online, sexting, revenge porn, protection of personal data and privacy online, addiction to video games and electronic devices in general and an excessively sedentary or solitary lifestyle.

How it takes place and who organizes the Safer Internet Day in Italy

In Italy, the Internet Safer Day is organized within the Generazioni Connesse project, managed by a consortium of bodies and organizations that includes the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Guarantor Authority for Childhood and Adolescence, the Postal and Communications Police, Save the Children Italia, Telefono Azzurro, the E.D.I. Cooperative, La Sapienza University of Rome, the University of Florence, the website Skuola.net and the Movimento Difesa del Cittadino.

Events and conferences are organized, however, by a wider range of subjects and, every year, there are several hundred appointments throughout Italy. To consult the complete Internet Safer Day program, simply connect to the Generazioni Connesse portal and consult the various posts and lists on the site.