Creating a safer connected world: Parents and carers

Are you a parent or carer?

Parents and carers are often in the best position to influence, support, educate and protect their children, both offline and online. Through the Better Internet for Kids agenda, the European Commission, Safer Internet Centres and other stakeholders strive to support parents and carers in this role, ensuring children and young people use the internet in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. Read on to discover more.

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Better Internet for Kids advent calendar 2021

The festive season is finally here! As 2021 comes to end, once again facing challenging and unprecedented times, celebrations will kick off all over the world for the holidays. To look back on the past year and to celebrate the soon-to-come Safer Internet Day 2022 on Tuesday, 8 February, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) has prepared an interactive advent calendar full of useful resources and positive content.

The Teen Team of the Czech Safer Internet Centre produced the short video "Let's treat each other on the internet as in real life"

This autumn, members of the Czech Youth Panel were given the task of devising a script for a short video on the topic of internet security. Subsequently, they stepped in front of the camera and, under the direction of Patrik Fiala and Martin Klesnil, who are shooting the successful podcast "At the round table" in the Czech Republic, experienced first-hand what it's like to be an actor.

Happy World Children’s Day 2021!

Today, 20 November 2021, we celebrate World Children’s Day, a United Nations observance to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.

Insafe network meets online to discuss fake news, misinformation, and disinformation

Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting online. This event is an opportunity to facilitate sharing of experience and good practice between network countries, and to explore areas of common ground and opportunities for closer working between awareness raising, helpline, and youth participation strands.

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Useful content for parents and carers

A good way for parents and carers to support their children in their digital lives is to stay aware of the issues and challenges of being online. Find some highlights below, or browse the site for more.

Browse our selection of guides on topical online safety issues - from cyberbullying to online reputation, and online challenges to sexting, find out what you need to know.

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Our guide to apps aims to provide key information about some of the most popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today.

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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.