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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 2012 – the ninth edition of the event – will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2012, centred on the theme ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’, where we encourage users young and old to ‘discover the digital world together...safely!’.

In Europe and beyond, thousands of activities will be organised by national Safer Internet Day committees to reflect on the theme, which aims to demonstrate how new technologies can help to connect generations. The campaign will encourage users, both young and old, to join together in creating positive online experiences, to share both knowledge and wisdom, but also to support each other when things might be risky or, indeed, go wrong.

The 30 national centres in the Insafe network (the 27 EU member states, plus Iceland, Norway and Russia) and partners in more than 35 other countries will bring children, young people and adults together in local, regional, national and online events all around the world to reflect on the issue. Join us in celebrating Safer Internet Day by visiting our dedicated website at, by registering online or by contacting your national Safer Internet Day committee.

You will also find a range of resources on the Safer Internet Day website, including a downloadable logo, banner and QR code, the SID video spot and, new for 2012, a SID Kit for Schools, containing lesson plans, resources and news on our SID competitions for children and young people.


For further information, please contact:

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Further information about Insafe:

Insafe is an online safety awareness-raising network co-funded by the European Commission Safer Internet Programme and comprising national centres in 30 countries (the EU 27 as well as Norway, Iceland and Russia). Each centre comprises a campaign organising branch, a helpline and a youth panel. Additionally the Insafe network works in an umbrella partnership with INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, to allow the public to report illegal content online.

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