Awareness

 

Within the European network of Safer Internet Centres, national awareness centres focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends. They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers with the skills, knowledge and strategies to stay safe online and take advantage of the opportunities that the internet and mobile technologies provide.

The network also works extensively with other stakeholders, such as the research community, industry and other NGOs, to extend the reach of key messages and awareness-raising actions.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to awareness-raising work.

To find contact details for your national awareness centre, visit your Safer Internet Centre profile page.

2024-04-09 cyberbullying, hate speech, media literacy/education BIK Team

Media literacy in the fight against online hate speech

As part of the #MediaSmartOnline campaign, aiming to spotlight media literacy actions across Europe and running in cooperation with the network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and the Media & Learning Association (MLA) within the framework of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) initiative, we are producing articles on a series of focus topics related to media literacy. This week, we’re diving into online hate speech.

2024-04-05 media literacy/education, online reputation, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Exploring misinformation for a young generation of voters: insights from the Fighting Misinformation Online Google summit

The Google summit on Fighting Misinformation online took place in Brussels on Thursday, 21 March 2024.  The event served as an opportunity to reflect on emerging disinformation trends and media literacy challenges moving forward, and especially in the context of the upcoming European elections, followed by other crucial elections in the United States and India later in the year. One of the sessions was called "Building Trust - Media Literacy with and for Young Voters" and saw the involvement and participation of eight BIK Youth Ambassadors. Keep reading for a recap of the day. 

2024-04-04 BIK Team

Better Internet for Kids launches two new good practice guides

One of the aims of the European Commission’s Better Internet for Kids programme is to build capacity in Europe (and beyond) for creating safer and better online experiences for children and young people. One way of doing this is by sharing good practices developed through work within the context of the Insafe and INHOPE networks of Safer Internet Centres and other key stakeholders. As such, two new good practice guides have recently been published.

2024-04-02 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

The rising importance of disinformation in media literacy

As part of the #MediaSmartOnline campaign, aiming to spotlight media literacy actions across Europe and running in cooperation with the network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and the Media & Learning Association (MLA) within the framework of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) initiative, we are producing articles on a series of focus topics related to media literacy. This week, we’re diving into disinformation and misinformation.

2024-03-27 media literacy/education Swedish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2024 in Sweden

For Safer Internet Day 2024, the Swedish Safer Internet Centre chose to celebrate for a whole week by hosting several activities, together with several key stakeholders. The consortium took special action to encourage other actors around Sweden to do something independently during Safer Internet Week.

2024-03-27 media literacy/education Ukraine Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day in Ukraine in wartime

While simultaneously facing the war in Ukraine, schools, youth centres, libraries and non-governmental organisations recently took part in the traditional annual Safer Internet Day celebrations. The Ukrainian Safer Internet Day Committee has been working all year long to reinforce the efforts of all stakeholders to bring the celebration of Safer Internet Day to each region of Ukraine.

2024-03-26 data privacy, gaming, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

The lights and shadows of virtual worlds and immersive realities

As part of the #MediaSmartOnline campaign, aiming to spotlight media literacy actions across Europe and running in cooperation with the network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and the Media & Learning Association (MLA) within the framework of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) initiative, we are producing articles on a series of focus topics related to media literacy. This week, we’re diving into virtual worlds and immersive realitites.

2024-03-26 media literacy/education Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2024 in Ireland: Tech in our world

Safer Internet Day 2024 in Ireland witnessed an unprecedented turnout, with over 200,000 people involved in the celebrations. This year’s theme was Tech in our world, exploring young people’s views on new and emerging technology and the changes they want to see online.

2024-03-26 media literacy/education Spanish Safer Internet Centre

Her Majesty the Queen of Spain participated in Safer Internet Day 2024

The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), dependent on the Ministry for Digital Transformation and Public Service, celebrated the 21st edition of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 6 February 2024.  This year, the event was organised under the slogan “Together for a better Internet” and took place both in person and online. The in-person activities were in Madrid, where cybersecurity experts, government representatives and members of civil society met to address current and future challenges related to cybersecurity.

2024-03-26 media literacy/education French Safer Internet Centre

Highlight on the Safer Internet Day campaign: Connected, Engaged, and You?

This year, the French Safer Internet Centre conducted a Safer Internet Day campaign focused on online responsibilities, with the slogan "Connected, Engaged, and You?". The objective was to raise awareness among the public about the concept of online responsibility for us, others, and the planet. This campaign led to the creation of school workshop kits, family guides, and a successful social media campaign supported by 19 content creators. With a reach exceeding 1,5 million people, they captured the attention of a broad parent audience. 

Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.