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Safer Internet Day 2009 was celebrated on Tuesday 10th February. This International annual event, which is organised by European Internet Safety Network (INSAFE) and is co-funded by the European Commissions Safer Internet Programme, takes place every February to promote safe and responsible use of the internet and mobile phone technologies, especially amongst children and young people.

Just like with past years, the safer internet day celebrations will include local, national and international events organised by a broad variety of organisations ranging from schools and youth clubs to industry, civil society and local and national government agencies.

SID was first celebrated in 2004, participation in this event has been steadily growing, with an increase in general awareness, stronger involvement of relevant stakeholders in the field of internet safety and a high level of media interest. It is expected that SID 09 will be celebrated by 65 countries across the globe.

What happened on Safer Internet Day 2009?

The Office for Internet Safety produced an information leaflet on Internet safety as well as an Internet Safety bookmark. These were distributed to each Library Authority and will be available in public libraries on Safer Internet Day.

Click here to download the leaflet in PDF format.

Click here to view our Safer Internet Day 2009 bookmark

The leaflet and bookmark can be ordered by contacting our office by phone: 01-4086122 or by email:

The Office for Internet Safety, the National Centre for Technology in Education, the National Parents Council (Primary), Childline, and the service hosted a joint Safer Internet Day event in Dublin to launch a TV and online awareness raising campaign focusing on the issue of cyberbullying.

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For information on the activities in Ireland from Safer Internet Day 2009, Please see

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