Safer Internet Day is being celebrated today in over 100 countries (including the USA for the first time.) In one of thousands of events taking place European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes will reward the creators of the best online content for kids and, together with INSAFE ask young people for their idea on how to make a better Internet.
Safer Internet Day 2014 is all about a better Internet to encourage people of all ages to create good online content for youngsters. The winners of the best online content are chosen from 1100 entries. The awards will be given to the adults and children from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Neelie Kroes said: “I see children and young people doing amazing things with digital tools. We need to encourage that, help them to be safe, and give them ways to create a better internet themselves – and to stand up against cyber-bullies.”
As part of its Strategy for a Better Internet for Children, the European Commission supports the INSAFE/INHOPE network of Safer Internet centres across all Member States. It also convened the CEO Coalition, under which 31 top tech companies completed a series of changes and introduced tools for better consumer protection.