Safer Internet Day 2023 takes place today, Tuesday, February 7th. 

Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide.

From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns. By coming together, we can share a wealth of multilingual resources empowering young people, their teachers and their families to make the best possible use of online technology. We celebrate a space where leaders in the internet safety community can communicate with the public and exchange ideas, knowledge and experience with each other.

Use the #SaferInternetDay and #SID2023 hashtags to keep track of – and contribute to – the discussions, and find out more about practical ways in which you can get involved in the campaign, not just on Safer Internet Day but all year around. Whether you are a young person, a parent, a teacher, educator or academic, a policymaker, or whether you represent an organization or industry, everyone has a role to play in creating and maintaining a better online world.