Ludwigshafen/Düsseldorf, January 16, 2023 - Social media, games or online shopping: Digital media are a natural part of our everyday lives, but they can also cause stress or addictive behavior. So what skills do adults as well as children and young people need for a healthy balance, and how can binding rules be established for media consumption at work, school and during leisure time? Information and concrete help is provided by this year's Safer Internet Day, which takes place on February 7, 2023 under the motto "#OnlineAmLimit - your net. your life. your limits" and is coordinated in Germany by klicksafe. With current figures from a representative forsa survey, materials for use at school and in the family, and at two events, klicksafe will provide an insight into how our digital health is doing and offer a space for discussion of the topic. The day of action will be discussed and accompanied on social media with the hashtags #OnlineAmLimit and #SID2023.
Safer Internet Day thrives on its numerous events and actions. That's why 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 7, 2023, with their own contributions and projects on the theme "#OnlineAmLimit - your net. your life. your limits." There are many ways to get involved:
- Social media participation: All information here: klicksafe.de/sid.
- Make your mark with the social media profile picture generator. Available at klicksafe.de/sid.
- Content and discussions in the social networks under the hashtags #OnlineAmLimit and #SID2023.
- All interested parties are also called upon to participate in the day of action with their own events, workshops and actions . Planned actions can be entered at klicksafe.de/sid.
Digital Detox Box, parent flyers, videos and much more. The newly developed materials for use in school lessons, extracurricular youth work and in the family raise awareness among adults, children and young people for a mindful approach to digital media. Practical tips help strengthen digital resilience. Here is an overview of the new formats:
- Teaching material: For school lessons and extracurricular youth work, klicksafe experts* publish a Digital Detox Box. The collection of methods for the educational work of klicksafe and Handysektor is available for ordering and free download at klicksafe.de/materialien .
- Knowledge quiz: The quiz for young people on the topic of "digital addiction" is available at klicksafe.de/materials.
Publication on 07.02.2023:
- forsa survey: Current figures from a representative forsa survey commissioned by klicksafe show how our digital health is doing.
- Material for parents: Flyer "Between apps and dinner - More balance in everyday digital family life. Tips for parents".
- Campaign videos: Videos on the topic of digital media use.
klicksafe event in Mainz: Are we #OnlineAmLimit? Do digital devices, social media and apps determine our everyday life or are we still the ones who freely dispose of our free time? When does cell phone use become cell phone addiction and online gaming a health hazard? How can children and young people recognize addictions at an early stage and strengthen their digital well-being? These questions will be the focus of the event organized by klicksafe in cooperation with the Media Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate on February 7 at ZDF in Mainz. With Digital Detox workshops for young people and a subsequent panel discussion with experts from addiction research and media education, a content creator and people affected, we would like to discuss these questions together.
klicksafeevent in Düsseldorf: Under the motto "Between apps and dinner - How do families avoid the digital limit?" klicksafe is organizing an event for parents and young people on the eve of Safer Internet Day together with the Media Authority NRW. How do parents and their children deal with excessive media consumption (both) in everyday digital life and what practical solutions help to avoid arguments about media use in the family? What role do Instagram, TikTok or
YouTube actually play? What can these providers change to make it easier for all of us to spend less time online and find more balance in our everyday lives? Parents and young people will discuss this with participants from politics, business and media addiction counseling.
All information can be found on the klicksafe website for the SID
At klicksafe.de/sid , klicksafe provides detailed information about the day of action, including an overview of nationwide campaigns and formats, as well as the opportunity to register your own (online) events. On the website, users can also subscribe to the SID newsletter and download all materials.
About Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day (SID) is a worldwide day of action for more online safety and for 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.
The EU initiative 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. In Germany, it is coordinated by the Media Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate and implemented together with the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia. klicksafe is the national, German awareness center, and is funded by the Digital Europe Program (DIGITAL) 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. On the website www.klicksafe.de, users can find a wealth of up-to-date information, practical tips and teaching materials on digital services and topics. The target groups are teachers, educators, parents and multipliers.