Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe each year in February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. This year, Safer Internet Day (SID) will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2012 and will be centred around the theme Connecting generations and educating each other, with the slogan: "Discover the digital world together... safely!" About Connecting Generations This topic looks at the reach of the online world across all generations and cultures and encourages families to work together to stay safe online. Whether you are 5, 40 or 75 years old, whether you use the internet once a month or several times a day - each person has something different to bring to the table that can help shape our online experiences and our understanding of online competences and safety. We all have a role to play in ensuring that every child is safe online. Today our offline and online worlds are strongly connected, from families communicating via webcam with relatives and friends abroad to children doing their homework online. The online world is a unique arena where people of all ages can learn together and from each other, especially regarding online safety. Tech savvy youngsters can teach their elders how to use new technologies, while grandparents can draw on their life experiences to advise younger generations on how to stay safe online, as they discover the digital world together. How to take part? Visit saferinternetday.org for more information and to download SID promotional materials and resources
I develop the project ,, eSafety4eTwinners - web 2.0 and social media use eTwinners 4 preventing school dropout " http://e-safety4etwinners.wikispaces.com/. Through this project we want to develop XXI century skills for students using in a eSafe mode new tehnologies in education 2.0 and in this way we can prevent school dropout because our students love to be on-line in a technology world . This project was selected from 80 projects in Ten Best Practices in teachers’ competition for Social Media use in Formal Language Learning Contexts " and obtain 2 European Quality Label . If you are a eTwinner and you are a hardworker partener and your students are passionate to use new technologies you are welcome to join and contact me firstname.lastname@example.org .