Creating a safer connected world: Teachers, educators and professionals

Are you a teacher, educator or other professional working with children and young people?

Through the Better Internet for Kids agenda, the European Commission, Safer Internet Centres and other stakeholders work with teachers, educators and other professionals around Europe to enable them to equip children and young people with the digital and media literacy skills needed to use the digital environment in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. Read on to discover more.

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Safer Internet Day 2021 in Sweden

This past year, we’ve really experienced how we, with the help of digitalisation, have created new and exciting opportunities in our everyday lives. Workplaces, schools and other businesses have been forced to take big digital leaps forward. Lessons have been recorded and made available digitally so that students can take part in them afterwards, for example if they have been ill. Youth centres all over the country have been digitised and offered online dance classes and yoga, e-sports, chats and other digital activities for children and young people.

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Online conference “Together for a better internet” Safer Internet Day 2021 in Cyprus

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, as part of Safer Internet Day, an online conference was held in Cyprus with huge success. Titled "Together for a better internet", the conference was organised by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, with the support of the partners of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – CYberSafety and the National Strategy for a Better Internet for the Children of Cyprus. This year, the conference was held online due to the special conditions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Useful content for teachers, educators and other professionals

Be aware of the issues which might be affecting the children and young people in your care with our useful guides and tools.

Inappropriate content is a term used to capture a wide - and ever-increasing - range of problematic content online. From hate speech to images of self-harm or pro-ana websites, alongside all of the amazing content online there is some which is inappropriate for different audiences, or which can be harmful.

Read the guide on inappropriate content

Sexting can pose a significant challenge for young people. Images are often shared between two people as part of a relationship; both parties are willing to do this and neither thinks that the images will ever be shared more widely. Sexting usually comes to the attention of a school when something goes wrong.

Read the guide on sexting

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.