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eTwinning supports Safer Internet Day 2020!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is fast approaching – on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, and eTwinning teachers will be among the millions around the globe, uniting under the slogan “Together for a better internet”. How do you plan to participate in the big day?

Safer Internet Day aims to promote a responsible, respectful, critical and creative use of digital technologies, especially among children and young people, and calls on all stakeholders to play their part in creating a better internet. It is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network with the support of the European Commission*. With a global, community-led approach, Safer Internet Day encourages people from over 150 countries to come together and play their part for a better internet.

We invite you to join the movement and play your part for a better internet, on the next Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. Keep an eye on the official Safer Internet Day social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

eTwinners passionate about online safety can join the group Bringing eSafety into eTwinning projects. General objectives of the group are to provide teachers with guidance on keeping pupils eSafe while using digital media in education, especially in the context of carrying out eTwinning projects. It will help develop teachers’ skills in preparing their own didactic material regarding eSafety that can be used in their teaching practice, and will let group members to share and exchange knowledge on the topic with other teachers.

The group counts 4.700+ users and it is opened for all eTwinners using social media in education, especially those who are actively engaged in carrying out eTwinning projects.

Check also the eTwinning kit Better e-Safe than Sorry.

*Safer Internet Day would not be possible without the support of the European Commission. Currently the funding is provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF). Find out more about the EC’s “European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children” on the European Commission’s website.