Children and young people are entitled to safe and positive everyday internet activities with responsible and interested adults on hand.
That is the starting point for us at Surfa Lugnt (Safe Surfing), a non-profit association aiming to ensure that young people and adults talk about everyday internet activities in the same way that we talk about everyday activities in the physical world. Football practice, Facebook, city centre, school or Fortnite – there’s really no difference.
We want to highlight everything positive about the internet, but also provide adults better knowledge and tools to deal with online pitfalls like bullying and privacy issues.
Consequently, we want to inspire adults to take an active interest in children’s everyday internet activities by:
- Uniting numerous organisations around a common goal
The mixture of authorities, companies and non-profit organisations is one of Surfa Lugnt’s primary strengths. This gives us access to broad knowledge and a diversity of perspectives on what we want to achieve.
- Providing and sharing knowledge
On our website we provide advice and tips in twelve languages, information, articles and research and questions can be put to our panel of experts. We also provide lectures.
- Awarding positive internet initiatives
The Surfa Lugnt Prize is an annual award recognizing positive internet initiatives that encourage communication and knowledge exchange between young people and adults on the internet.
Current partners: Fryshuset, mySafety försäkringar, The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).
Surfa Lugnt was founded in 2005 and has been operating in its current form since 2009. The organization’s activities and organization are governed by Surfa Lugnt’s board.