Safer Internet Day 2021

Activities in schools

This year we received 90 activities organised by Maltese educators aimed to raise awareness about dangers online and to enable students become digital citizens. This was a huge success.

You can read about the Safer Internet Day activities here.

Professional Development sessions

As part of the Safer Internet Day activities in Malta, the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transveral Skills is going to organize:  

  •  an online seminar in collaboration with Dr Philip Bonanno (  This online seminar took place on Tuesday, 9th February 2021 between 4pm and 5.30pm.     During this session Dr Bonanno developed case-based scenarios related to Safe / Problematic use of the internet.  
  • an online hate speech seminar on Thursday, 11th February 2021 between 4pm and 5.15pm.   Ms Lucianne Zammit, Education Officer Ethics and Dr Omar Seguna, Education Officer Digital Literacy explored the issues related with the rise of Hate Speech and how can these be addressed.  This session included showcasing of the SELMA toolkit (  


Our Directorate also collaborated with the Education Officer for Ethics within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment programmes as well as SEDQA and we came up with the following resources:

What is Fake news

This video was created by Mr Joseph Micallef Support Teacher Digital Literacy

Video for children year 1 to year 6

This year we collaborated with Sedqa and they produced this video for children from year 1 to year 6. The mediums used for this video will be puppets which most children in Year 3 or older years are already familiar with. This is because we use the puppets as educational tools in our T.F.A.L. 3 programme. This is a programme endorsed by the Director General & part of Education Policy , and facilitated in all primary schools in Malta with Year 3 classes. 

Hate Speech: Imagining Outcomes from the SELMA toolkit

Mr Roger Tirazona, Head of Department Ethics, created this resource – a lesson plan based on SELMA toolkit – aimed to address Hate Speech. The video lesson is based on the resource “Imagining Outcomes” from the toolkit

Internet Safety lesson for year 8