Malta joined the rest of Europe during Safer Internet Day with several activities in schools during that week. Safer Internet Day (https://www.saferinternetday.org/) is a global celebration that tackles the opportunities the Internet has to offer and the importance of making it a safer place. As educators we are aware of the ubiquity of computers, mobile devices and game consoles and their availability to our students from a very young age. Having a safe internet is therefore of utmost important. The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills (DLTS) encourages the use of internet in a meaningful way and encourages all educators, parents and students to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone.
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills organised internet safety sessions, scavenger hunt and sports activities in conjunction with BeSmartOnline! and Education Officers for Physical Education. These activities were held at the Digital Literacy Centre, Joseph Abela Scolaro Street, Ħamrun. Further to this activity during this Safer Internet week over 50 schools organised various activities to raise awareness about dangers online and to enable students become digital citizens.