Today 6th February 2018, marks Safer Internet Day (SID).  The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for everyone to play our part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there. More than that, it is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in order to ensure a better digital experience.

In particular it is an opportunity to sit with your children to ensure that they remain safe on the internet and social media.

About 100 awareness-raising sessions are planned to be held in schools and in municipalities by the Portuguese ICT Competence Centres.

An online session will be held by Digital Leaders (representing over 700 Digital Leaders and 70 teachers).

An event reaching more than 100 teachers will be held on the Madeira Island.

SeguraNet will take part in the new edition of National Defence Day, where 900 awareness-raising sessions will be held, involving 130,000 young people aged 18 years old.

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This year, a seminar is being held in the North of Portugal, in Braga. The seminar was divided into a morning session for media, political stakeholders, teachers, parents, careers, and other potential stakeholders.

It was chosen to present current themes for the Portuguese society, ranging from gaming to dating apps, the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and subsequent impact on the processing of personal data. There was a ceremony to celebrate 10 years of the project, where all the consortium organisations will be represented. The afternoon session targeted younger audiences and will feature different moments:

A roundtable discussion with speakers, from YouTubers to No Hate Speech Movement (NHSM) activists, to which the audience will put questions, previously worked out in the classroom with the teachers.

Delivering the prize of the SID photo competition.

Presentation of this year’s theatre play, “ID2.0”.

Online and videogame addictions, online consumer protection, sexting, revenge porn and romance scams, GDPR and big data, Internet of Toys – impacts on family households, research on internet usage by children, impact on young people, the internet as a tool for self-promotion, the power of games for cognitive development, developing your own content on social media with style and a critical overview on developing your own digital content