Creating a safer connected world: Teachers, educators and professionals

Are you a teacher, educator or other professional working with children and young people?

Through the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and other stakeholders work with teachers, educators and other professionals around Europe to enable them to equip children and young people with the digital and media literacy skills needed to use the digital environment in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. Read on to discover more.

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A guide to address incriminating content about war and terror online

During wars, attacks or disasters, social networks are flooded with information.  Discussing about these topics requires a thoughtful approach, addressing not only  the harsh realities but also the prevalence of fake news and propaganda. Here are a few tips to help children and young people deal with this type of content. 

No place for fear: ending school violence and promoting mental health

Today, 2 November 2023, is the International Day against violence and bullying at school, including cyberbullying. It is a global call to action against one of the most pressing issues affecting young learners today. This year's theme: "No Place for fear: ending school violence and promoting mental health", highlights the relationship between school violence and mental health.

Highlights from the BIK Teacher corner webinar: exploring generative AI and persuasive design

On Thursday, 19 October 2023, a captivating webinar took place under the banner of the BIK Teacher corner. The event drew the attention of educators and teachers, with 23 participants coming together virtually to delve into the realm of generative AI and persuasive design. The engaging speaker, Gareth Cort, Online safety specialist, led the session, offering valuable insights into these two emerging fields.

Towards more inclusive youth participation activities: Insafe delegation presents best practices at IGF 2023

At the 18th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Kyoto, Japan from 8-12 October 2023, the European network of Safer Internet Centres (SIC) contributed with a workshop on Day 0, titled Youth participation: co-creating the Insafe network. In the second part of the workshop, organised by the Insafe Coordinator in collaboration with the Belgian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese and UK Safer Internet Centres, a special focus was given to empowering of young people and the inclusion of children and young people in vulnerable situations.

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Useful content for teachers, educators and other professionals

Be aware of the issues which might be affecting the children and young people in your care with our useful guides and tools.

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The BIK Teacher Corner is for teachers, educators and other adults who work with children and young people. It is your ‘one stop shop’ for learning and teaching about digital citizenship and online safety. You can find free information, advice and suggested resources.

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Here you can find a range of dossiers which will dive deeper into the evolving range of opportunities and risks of the online world. Deep dives provide teachers and educators with more in-depth information, advice and resources to understand specific topics/areas of risk

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What do teachers and educators need to know about the latest apps and platforms? Find out more about the services young people are using and how to access support.

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Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.