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Safer Internet Day 2021 – February 9 

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The Safer Internet Day is annually observed across the globe on the 2nd day of the 2nd week(i.e. 2nd Tuesday) of February to create awareness about the emerging new online issues and current issues like cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity,

The Safer Internet Day 2021 observed on 9th February 2021 marks the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day.

  • The safer internet day 2020 was observed on 11 February 2020.
  • The safer internet day 2022 will be observed 8 February, 2022.

The theme of the 2021 Safer Internet Day is “Together for a better internet”. 

Objective:

To  provide a safer and better internet, where every user is enabled to use the internet responsibly and without any risk of data leak.

Background:

The day was first initiated in 2004 as a part of the SafeBorders project funded by the European Union and the day was taken up by Insafe, the network of Safer Internet Centres.

The first Safer Internet day was observed on 6th February 2004. 

Events 2021:

As a part of the 2021 Safer Internet Day, the European Commission organised an online event along with Better Internet for Kids Youth Ambassadors and representatives of the industry Alliance to better protect minors online and the civil society.

About European Commission:

President– Ursula von der Leyen
Members– 27
Headquarters– Brussels, Belgium & Luxembourg