The Safer Internet Day has been marked in the Republic of Srpska for six consecutive years and every year more and more institutions and organizations join in organizing different actions to promote safer internet. The RS Ombudsman for Children and Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RS organized the central manifestation to mark this day in the Primary School "Petar Petrovic Njegos" in Banjaluka under the slogan "Play your role for safer internet"
The school director, Ms Djordja Gajic address the students, parents, teachers and representatives of the institutions and organizations who were presented and express her satisfaction with the fact that this school was the host of the manifestation this year. Following her address, the RS Ombudsman for Children, Ms Nada Grahovac, the Director of the Police Forces, Mr Gojko Vasic, and the Associate in the Ministry for Family, Youth and Sports, Ms Branka Malesevic spoke about importance of the safety on the internet, and internet's advantages and shortcomings in every day life.
Students of the Primary School "Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj" contributed to the manifestation with their short play in which they demonstrated to fellow students and to adults how easy one can become the victim on the internet.
During the event, the Ministry of Interior's representative, Ms Jelena Kecman presented the educative part of work of the police related to the protection of the children on the internet. Ms Branka Malesevic presented the activities of the Committee for Combating the Hate Speech on the internet. The Deputy Ombudsman, Ms Zlata Hadzic-Bajric informed about results of the researchers related to the communication between teachers and students on the social networks. Ms Tatjana Duronjic, a professor of communication emphasized that the internet has created a new space and new time for interaction and that children are most vulnerable category in this new reality.
The message that was sent out from the event was that each one of us should consider how to act in order to make the internet safer for all of us.