Climate change, pandemics, radical right-wing and extremist movements - our democracy is challenged every day. How do we make our democracy strong? How do we succeed in this test in everyday digital life? How can we understand diversity as wealth and strength? How can we practice and train the fair and constructive exchange of different points of view? And what skills do children and young people in particular need for this? For the nationwide day of action on February 8, 2022, klicksafe is placing the theme "Fit for democracy, strong for society" at the center of the Safer Internet Day campaign.
Ludwigshafen/Düsseldorf, 22.11.2021 - Democracy is not a given state, but has to prove itself again and again in everyday life, to invent, to convince. Strong media competence enables strong democratic competence. For this to succeed, we must train regularly, because a weakening and weak democracy endangers diversity in our society. Children and young people in particular need skills to be able to form their opinions amid the flood of information in established media or on social media.
To strengthen democratic competence, the EU initiative klicksafe creates space for debate on numerous levels:
- For school lessons, klicksafe experts will publishnew teaching materials on the topic of democracy promotion and media literacy in 2022 . Projects and working materials for educational work will be available in advance as a compact download package at klicksafe.de/sid .
- Content and discussions will be available on social networks under the hashtags #FitForDemocracy and #SID2022 .
- All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the day of action themselves, to become active and creative and thus make themselves strong for democracy. Planned actions can be entered at klicksafe.de/sid .
klicksafe is calling on institutions, foundations, companies, schools, youth organizations, educational institutions, associations and also private individuals throughout Germany to participate in Safer Internet Day on February 8, 2022 with their own contributions and projects. There are many opportunities to do so - due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, a wider range of digital formats, virtual workshops and online information around the topics of Internet safety and media literacy can be expected.
All information on the klicksafe website about the SID
At klicksafe.de/sid , klicksafe provides detailed information about the day of action, including an overview of which activities and formats are taking place throughout Germany, as well as the opportunity to register your own (online) events. On the website, users can also subscribe to the SID info service and download the accompanying material.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global day of action for more online safety and a better Internet for children and young people. Since 2004, it has always taken place on the Tuesday of the second week in February and each year sets a new thematic focus as part of the international motto "Together for a better internet". In Germany, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the EU initiative klicksafe.
klicksafe aims to promote people's online competence and to support them in their competent and critical use of the Internet with a wide range of offers. The EU initiative is politically and economically independent and is implemented in Germany by the media institutions in Rhineland-Palatinate (coordinator) and in North Rhine-Westphalia . On the website www.klicksafe.de , users can find a wide range of up-to-date information, practical tips and teaching materials on digital services and topics. The target groups are educational professionals, parents, children, young people and multipliers. klicksafe is the national German awareness center and is funded by the CEF Telecom program of the European Union. Since 2008, klicksafe has also coordinated the Safer Internet Centre DE,which includes the Internet hotlines of eco, FSM and jugendschutz.net as well as the helpline Nummer gegen Kummer .