European Safer Internet Centre resources in response to COVID-19

Through Better Internet for Kids (BIK), and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), our aim is to empower children and young people to remain safe online, and equally assist those that support them. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Safer Internet Centres can provide an excellent source of localised help and advice, for parents and carers especially, in responding to some of the online challenges which COVID-19 might present.

2020-04-03 BIK Team awareness parents and carers

Key areas of support include:

Below you can find a range of articles and resources organised by country, and typically in national languages, on staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Remember that European Safer Internet Centres also provide helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, each SIC also provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need! You'll find links to profile pages for each SIC – containing awareness raising, helpline and hotline services - by clicking on the relevant country flag below.

AustriaAustria

BelgiumBelgium

BulgariaBulgaria

CroatiaCroatia

CyprusCyprus

Czech RepublicCzech Republic

DenmarkDenmark

EstoniaEstonia

FinlandFinland

FranceFrance

GermanyGermany

GreeceGreece

HungaryHungary

IcelandIceland

IrelandIreland

ItalyItaly

LatviaLatvia

LithuaniaLithuania

LuxembourgLuxembourg

MaltaMalta

NetherlandsNetherlands

NorwayNorway

PolandPoland

PortugalPortugal

RomaniaRomania

RussiaRussia

SlovakiaSlovakia

SloveniaSlovenia

SpainSpain

SwedenSweden

United KingdomUnited Kingdom

NEW: In March 2020, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with selected European research teams began a study titled "Kids' Digital lives in COVID-19 Times" (KiDiCoTi). The study gathers data to map the evolution of children's digital engagement during the coronavirus lock-down with a particular focus on child online safety, privacy and wellbeing. Find out more about the study on the EC website. See also the report (October 2020) "How families handled emergency remote schooling during the time of Covid lockdown in spring 2020: Summary of key findings from families with children in 11 European countries".

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