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.
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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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.
In recent months, the BEE SECURE Helpline has observed an increase in cases of sextortion, particularly involving young internet users. Sexual extortion, also known as sextortion, is a form of blackmail using sexually explicit material, such as private/intimate photos, videos).
Today is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual AbuseBIK Team
Today, 18 November 2022, is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. The day is organised by the Council of Europe to raise awareness and facilitate an open discussion on the need to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse, and to protect children against these crimes.
The Irish Safer Internet Centre has started a new youth-led project called ‘Casting the Net’. The project is a new youth-led audio series hosted by teens for teens exploring the breadth and depth of the online world.
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