IFLA Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2

Welcome to the second edition of the IFLA newsletter for 2022, with a special focus on Safer Internet Day. 

Clearly, the spread of the internet, and the increasingly major role of digital technologies in our lives, long pre-dates COVID. 

However, the need to shift so much of our lives online has not only highlighted the scandal of the billions of people who remain unconnected, but also the need to ensure that those who are, can do so safely. 

Safer Internet Day therefore is about raising awareness of why it is so vital to promote the skills and knowledge needed to help young people in particular be confident and competent internet users. 

Library and information workers of course have an essential role to play in this, thanks to their long-standing role in helping others to navigate the internet environment, and their work in ensuring internet access for all. 

This edition of our newsletter therefore features an interview with the Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on Child Safety Online, as well as an update on exciting work undertaken by IFLA’s Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section to gather evidence of library activities. 

There is also exciting new information about our World Library and Information Congress, as well as interviews, news, and upcoming events that you can join. 

So sign up to read on, and happy Safer Internet Day! 

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