In this year 2021, Safer Internet Day is observed on February 9, 2021. Last year the day was marked on February 11, 2020. That is, it falls on second day of the second week of February.
♦ SID is an international event held in February every year. The purpose is to raise people’s awareness of emerging online issues (such as cyberbullying) and choose a topic that reflects current concerns.
♦ It is organized by the Insafe/INHOPE Awareness Center Network, which is spread across 30 countries and is funded by the European Union’s “Connected European Facilities Project” (CEF).
♦ SID started in 2004 and is part of the EU’s “Children’s Internet is Better” policy. Now, the SID program has been recognized in about 150 countries/regions around the world.
♦ In order to expand the influence of the plan, the Safer Internet Day Committee was introduced in 2009. The New Delhi-based NGO DISC (Developing Internet Safe Community) Foundation is the SID Committee in India.