Safer Internet Day (SID) activities may look a little different this year as we adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, but SID 2021 can still be a fun, vibrant and engaging celebration!
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On Friday, 6 November 2020, the Norwegian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) launched a new teaching programme on deepfakes. The programme was launched as a digital school lesson in a live broadcast produced by students in an upper secondary school in Oslo.
Online fraud, hate speech, discrimination and other divisive online risks are on the rise globally, according to results of a new Microsoft study. These findings were released in conjunction with World Kindness Day in an effort to turn that tide and encourage safer, more empathetic and tolerant online interactions among all people.
With a theme of “Digital (dis)advantage: creating an inclusive world for children and young people online”, Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2020 will take place online, with the main sessions being held on Wednesday, 25 and Thursday, 26 November 2020 – with a range of additional sessions throughout the week.
The 12th edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Panel is underway and will culminate with an online session at Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2020.
Watch the recordings of the 14th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online"
Experts from all over Europe met online to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to the safety of children and young people on the internet. The video materials from the 14th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online", which took place on Tuesday, 29 and Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (online plenary sessions) and Thursday, 1 and Friday, 2 October 2020 (online workshops), are now available.
Findings from 110 studies published in 64 countries point to the fact that digital skills play a key role for children’s and young people’s learning, participation and other opportunities. International research also reveals that the benefits of digital skills apply online and offline, potentially affecting multiple dimensions of children’s lives. There is also evidence that better digital skills can protect children from online risk of harm as well, although this evidence needs to be strengthened.
The Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BEE SECURE is launching its annual awareness campaign focusing on the influence of images on the lives of young people. The campaign will communicate on four subtopics throughout the school year: self-reputation, self-expression, sharenting and sexting.
A new online training course entitled "Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) going to transform the school as we know it?", distributed in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) format and promoted by the Portuguese General-Directorate for Education (DGE), which is part of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), was launched on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.
The Czech thriller series #martyisdead, which focuses on cyberbullying was nominated for an Emmy Award, in the “Short-Forum Series” category, making it the first Czech series which may win the prize. The winners will be announced on 23 November during the 48th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York.
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