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Creating a safer connected world: Parents and carers
Are you a parent or carer?
Parents and carers are often in the best position to influence, support, educate and protect their children, both offline and online. Through the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and other stakeholders strive to support parents and carers in this role, ensuring children and young people use the internet in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. Read on to discover more.
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Always available entertaining and informative content provides countless benefits, but what not all content creators are aware of is that it can also have negative consequences on their follower’s psychological health. Children and young people look at individual content creators as role models, ask them for advice on what to do in a particular situation or share that they are victims of various forms of violence.
Cyberbullying does not always start as an intentionally harmful act. At times, it can start as a joke, with someone taking a picture of their peer and sharing it on social networks without permission, and without realising it can indeed be hurtful. Sometimes, teasing could just arise out of boredom, but then turn into a more serious matter.
Last month, the FSM - Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e. V. presented its report on the protection of minors from harmful media for the second time after five years. Kathrin from Germany, a longstanding BIK Youth Ambassador was invited to contribute to the panel discussion on the report’s results.
To contribute to the fight against hate speech, BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre has started a new campaign. The campaign called #NOHATEONLINE promotes more mutual respect on the internet and the prevention of hate speech. The campaign also aims to provide information about freedom of expression and legal boundaries.
PDST Technology in Education together with Webwise has developed two new online courses for all teachers and school leaders in Ireland, to help them understand, prevent, and respond to cyberbullying.
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A good way for parents and carers to support their children in their digital lives is to stay aware of the issues and challenges of being online. Find some highlights below, or browse the site for more.
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