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2021-01-27 media literacy/education French Safer Internet Centre

Understanding the information factory with InfoHunter

More than 4 billion pieces of shared content circulate on social networks every day, indiscriminately mixing infor, intox, and fake news. In French, this information overload has a name: “infobésité”. 

2021-01-26 media literacy/education Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Raising awareness of disinformation through creativity and solidarity in Romania

Romanian children’s news consumption mostly revolves around the internet – 49 per cent of them say they use websites, while 26 per cent use social media to read the news – followed by conversations with their parents (39 per cent) and watching television (28 per cent).

2021-01-25 technical settings Maltese Safer Internet Centre

My child has created a social media account without me knowing, what can I do?

When children are taking the step of creating an account on social media without you knowing, the best piece of advice for you is to get curious, not furious. Use this as an opportunity to ask some key questions about the particular social media platform they are on and what they have been doing on it.

2021-01-22 cyberbullying French Safer Internet Centre

Empathic – A programme to address empathy in the classroom

The French Internet Centre (SIC) recently unveiled an empathy awareness programme for elementary and middle school students. In this article, they offer a deep dive into why and how they produced such a resource.

2021-01-19 data privacy Maltese Safer Internet Centre

What can parents do to protect their child’s privacy online?

It is natural for parents and carers to want to keep their child safe and as far away from physical harm as possible. That has not changed and is equally true for the digital world — especially when our kids have coexisting physical and digital lives.

2021-01-18 Safer Internet Day Team

Taking stock of the state of online safety ahead of Safer Internet Day 2021

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we will join “Together for a better internet” to celebrate yet another edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) - though this time in a starkly different digital environment, compared to previous editions. Almost one year after the advent of the COVID-19 crisis and the changes it has brought about in our online habits, we review the new realities with regards to safety and well-being in the online sphere.

2021-01-15 love, relationships, sexuality (online), sexting Maltese Safer Internet Centre

How to talk to your teenager about sexting?

Sexting is the electronic sending and receiving of photos and videos that are sexually suggestive or explicit, often containing nudity, sex acts, texted sexual messages, or sexting emojis. Talking to your kids about sexting can feel awkward for everyone but it is an important conversation to have, especially considering this phenomenon is on the rise among teenagers.

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