The festive season is finally here! As 2021 comes to end, once again facing challenging and unprecedented times, celebrations will kick off all over the world for the holidays. To look back on the past year and to celebrate the soon-to-come Safer Internet Day 2022 on Tuesday, 8 February, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) has prepared an interactive advent calendar full of useful resources and positive content.
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 agenda, the European Commission, Safer Internet Centres 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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Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the hunt for Christmas gifts are now upon us, and online shops are once again tempting buyers with discounts and special offers. BEE SECURE gives you some tips to prevent your enticing online shopping experience from ending in frustration.
The Teen Team of the Czech Safer Internet Centre produced the short video "Let's treat each other on the internet as in real life"Czech Safer Internet Centre
This autumn, members of the Czech Youth Panel were given the task of devising a script for a short video on the topic of internet security. Subsequently, they stepped in front of the camera and, under the direction of Patrik Fiala and Martin Klesnil, who are shooting the successful podcast "At the round table" in the Czech Republic, experienced first-hand what it's like to be an actor.
Today, 20 November 2021, we celebrate World Children’s Day, a United Nations observance to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.
Recommendations for providers of textbooks and other teaching material on how to integrate media and information literacy in schoolsLithuanian Safer Internet Centre
The main objective of media and information literacy is to enable people to enjoy fundamental freedoms – such as the freedom of opinion and expression – as well as to seek, transfer and receive information in the most effective, inclusive, ethical and meaningful way. Salomėja Bitlieriūtė, from the National Agency for Education in Lithuania, shares recommendations for teachers and educators on how to integrate media and information literacy in their school activities.
Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting online. This event is an opportunity to facilitate sharing of experience and good practice between network countries, and to explore areas of common ground and opportunities for closer working between awareness raising, helpline, and youth participation strands.
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.
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.