German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) sees the issue of security on the Internet, the citizens of the obligation. The security must, on the one hand, the state guarantees, such as “active Information,” Merkel said in her video message.

“But each Individual is also responsible, with careful use of own data,” she said, with a view to the Safer Internet Day on Tuesday.

With the Safer Internet Day, the awareness of the users for more security and a more cautious handling of data to be sharpened in the network. “The Individual must ensure that his data is reasonably maintained and secured,” stated Angela Merkel. This concerns for example the choice of strong passwords, “is that you change these passwords from time to time”.

children Also need to be made with IT security familiar, said Merkel. This is an important part of the Digitalpakts school. Five billion euros will flow from the Federal to the Länder. The basic law is amended and the ban on Cooperation to be loosened in the formation. So far, education is the exclusive responsibility of the States. The countries had rejected a draft law to the Bundestag, therefore, the mediation Committee of the Bundestag and the Federal Council had been called. The first round on Wednesday, had brought no rapprochement.