The 11th Safer Internet Day is being celebrated today, 11 February 2014. The strapline for the campaign is “Let’s create a better internet together”.
Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally, they have a right to privacy. We all share a collective responsibility to guarantee these rights are enforced and enable children and young people to play, learn, develop, and participate, both offline and online.
In Europe, statistics and figures show, that about one in four children experience cyberbullying at some point in their lives. The impact of cyberbullying on victims is well known; it affects their self-esteem, school performance and can even lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Cyberbullying also has an impact on perpetrators, bystanders, parents and schools. Therefore this video is intended as a tool for all concerned:
Parents: Teach your kids empathy and talk with them about their online activities.Teachers: Help kids understand the line between funny and cruel and develop an antibullying charter in your school.Kids: If you witness cyberbullying, report it and offer your support.Funded by the European Union Daphne Programme, as part of the #DeleteCyberbullying project, COFACE and its partners between which Center of Women's Studies and Policies aim at raising awareness about the issue of cyberbullying, what can be done to prevent and tackle it. More: http://deletecyberbullying.eu
Our objective is that this short educational video is seen by as many people as possible, because only together can we achieve what we set out to do, Delete Cyberbullying.Join us, take a stand against cyberbullying and speak out for our children's right to be safe.Images speak louder than words. Show your commitment to #DeleteCyberbullying by sharing this video.Thank you!