8 February 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021: Together for a better internet

With this year's theme “Together for a better Internet”, the 18th Safer Internet Day on February 9 once again focuses on making the internet a safer and better place for children and young people. More than 170 countries worldwide take part in Safer Internet Day. AVM also supports the initiative, offering practical solutions and features to help younger in particular discover the online world in a safe manner.

School closures and home schooling make online safety even more important.

With schools closed in many areas and children switching to learning remotely, it's more important than ever that children and young people are able to navigate the internet safely. The internet offers countless opportunities for child- and age-appropriate learning, as well as entertainment and games. However, parents and children should know how to protect themselves from dangers and inappropriate content. For example, the initiative ConnectSafely has guides and videos on topics such as cyberbullying, fake news, and social media, as well as material for use in the classroom or home schooling.

Online activities and tips on parental controls

AVM provides useful advice and tips for parents and children when it comes to Safer Internet Day – for example, about parental controls for FRITZ!Box. The FRITZ!Box's user interface can be used, among other things, to create profiles for individual devices in the home network. This can also be used to define the times at which the internet can be accessed. Targeted blocking or activation of individual websites and applications is also possible. This enables children and young people to explore the internet safely and in a controlled manner.