Explained: What is Safer Internet Day?

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News:Every year,February 11 is observed as a Safer Internet Day(SID).

Facts:

About Safer Internet Day:

  • Safer Internet Day is an international event which was first initiated in 2004.
  • The day aims to promote a safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones by children and young people across the world.
  • It is organised by the Insafe/INHOPE network of awareness centres that is spread across 30 countries and is funded by the Connecting Europe Facility program(CEF) of the EU.
  • To expand the initiative‚Äôs reach,Safer Internet Day(SID) Committees were introduced in 2009.In India,the NGO DISC (Developing Internet Safe Community) Foundation is the SID Committee.