Safer Internet Day
This year’s Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2023. Significantly, it was the 20th edition of the campaign. Safer Internet Day is marked to help the younger generation understand safe practices on the Internet. This is not only to protect themselves but to understand that they do not cause harm to others, whether it is intentional or unintentional.
The Internet provides a broad social platform to utilise ideas, use and research them. The role varies from one field to another. It has a wide range of articles that can be found in one place. The information available is accessible to individuals, private and public organisations, and the government. Resources are available for free for the entire world.
Safer Internet Day 2023: Theme
According to UK Safer Internet Center, the theme for Safer Internet Day 2023 is ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.’ This year, the day will be commemorated on February 7.
Safer Internet Day 2023: Significance
The day plays a significant role as it saves users from online harm and risks. There are a lot of websites used by millions of users daily. A safe internet connection will avoid website vandalism. It is required to stay updated with the latest version of the internet.
Safer Internet Day 2023: History
In 1990, Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, bringing the Internet that we know today into existence. Safer Internet Day began as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004. Taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day is now commemorated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide.
In 2009, the concept of Safer Internet Day Committees was introduced. The aim was to strengthen the bonds with countries outside the network. They also wanted to invest in a harmonised promotion campaign across the world. More than 150 global SID Committees are now working with the Safer Internet Day Coordination Team based at the European Union in Brussels.