What Libraries Around the World are Doing to Celebrate Safer Internet Day (February 11, 2020)
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) provides a roundup post about what some libraries around the world are doing for Safer Internet Day (February 11, 2020).
From the Post:
Libraries work to protect the online safety and wellbeing of their patrons and communities by promoting digital literacy and offering inclusive ICT skills training and assistance. On Safer Internet Day 2020, libraries in many countries are joining the campaign to raise awareness and help children and young people develop the skills for safe and responsible Internet use.
Libraries have a large stake in promoting safe internet use: as they support digital literacy and help patrons and community members who are less confident with their internet use skills, teaching the basics of safe online conduct is an central part of these efforts. That’s why more and more libraries every year take part in Safer Internet Day: by organising their own activities, working together with different stakeholders and raising awareness.
The IFLA post reports on 2020 Safer Internet Day activities organized by libraries in the Australia, Germany, Lativa, Lithuania, and UK. The post also shares a number of Safer Internet Day resources.
See Also: For U.S.-Based Safer Internet Day Resources and Activities Visit: SaferInternetDay.us/
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