Started as an initiative of the European Union (EU) Safe Borders project in 2004 and taken over by the Insafe network as one of its first actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has expanded beyond its traditional geographic area and is now celebrated in around 200 countries. and territories around the world, including PNG.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized jointly with the Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission.
The SID campaign in the country is expected to be commemorated throughout the month of February, in line with the SID 2022 global theme “Together for a Better Internet”, aimed at promoting responsible, respectful, critical and creative use of digital technologies while calling also all stakeholders to play their part in creating a better Internet.
From cyberbullying to social media to digital identity, every year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.
The National ICT Authority (NICTA) organizes the annual Safer Internet Day (SID) campaign in conjunction with the PNG Safer Internet Committee (PNGSIC).
PNG’s national SID campaign will run from February 1-28.
Some highlights in February by PNGSIC to help increase visibility of the campaign theme and key issues include:
- Official launch via a press conference of the PNG National SID 2022 Campaign on February 8, by the Minister of ICT, Secretary DICT, CEO NICTA and PNGSIC;
- PNGSIC will release the publication of a “Parents Guide to Be Cyber Smart” on Safer Internet Day; and
- Dedicated social media campaign highlighting key messages and commemorative activities of the PNG Safer Internet Committee (PNGSIC) on Facebook, Twitter + LinkedIn.