Key areas of support include:
- General advice to families during COVID-19
- Positive content and family entertainment while in lockdown
- Well-being while in lockdown
- Responding to online risks under COVID-19
- Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19
- Managing children and young people's screen time and online tools while in lockdown
- Dealing with harmful and/or illegal content during COVID-19
- Protecting online privacy and keeping personal information private during COVID-19
- Avoiding scams, malware and other online threats during COVID-19
- Educational responses to the COVID-19 crisis
- Tech companies' responses to the COVID-19 crisis
- Policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis (focused on EU)
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.
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".