Video Games Europe Celebrates 10th Safer Internet Day


PEGI is a participant and supporter of the 10th edition of Safer Internet Day which is celebrated in more than 60 countries across the world.

The topic for 2013 is "Online rights and responsibilities" with the slogan "Connect with respect". In more than 100 countries worldwide, including all 27 nations of the European Union, a range of events and activities will be taking place to mark the day and raise awareness of the issues.

Schools are invited to participate as well, and for that purpose an SID Kit for Schools was made available, containing lesson plans and resources, videos, leaflets and other goodies.

European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda and for launching the strategy to make a better internet for children, recognises that the internet offers young people great opportunities – but that they need to be able to go online safely. In her video message for Safer Internet Day she says; “Tomorrow's world, our economy and society, will be a digital one: and kids will have to play a full part in that. By encouraging creativity online, we can help kids make positive use of the internet. If we help children and young people develop their digital skills safely, they can make the most of the online world, with the abilities and tools to learn, participate, and have fun online.”

More information about European members and activities can be found on the Safer Internet Daywebsite.