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07 Feb 2017

Short notes - Safer Internet Day: unite against cyber mobbing

Short notes

Safer Internet Day: unite against cyber mobbing

With its theme "Be the change: Unite for a better Internet" the Safer Internet Day sets an example for fair, interpersonal use of the Internet on 7 February. Over 100 countries take part in form of events to emphasize the topic and motivate people to focus on Internet security.

For information on events visit

The day is organized once a year by the European Union and "INSAFE" (Internet Safety for Europe) – a European network of the EU. So, among others, institutions, organizations, companies, schools and private people focus on online security today. Those who want to take part can find all projects, events and information at

Cyber mobbing is widespread among teenagers

Cyber mobbing is a big topic, especially for teenagers. According to the JIM survey by the "Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest" in Germany, almost every fifth of the 1200 respondents between the ages 12 and 19 was a victim of online mobbing. The portal provides useful information for anyone who is interested or who has been affected by cyber mobbing. It also points out supporters and resources for participants. Anyone can follow the topic and share comments to further increase sensibility for Internet security by referring to hashtags like #SID2017 or #SaferInternetDay.