It’s September, which means it’s once again time to go back to school for pupils, as well as teachers and educators. To kick off the school year that has just started, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) has decided to focus on empowering youth with the skills they need to safely navigate the digital world, and be able to recognise both the opportunities and the challenges it poses.
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 (BIK) agenda, the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) 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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Today, 28 September 2023, we celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information. This day serves as a reminder of the fundamental human right to access information and highlights its critical role in fostering transparency, accountability, and informed decision-making.
The holidays are now officially over. As a parent or carer, are you worried about how to cope with your children’s everyday school life? The Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) shows you how to make your life easier and learning fun with apps.
Youth participation was the key to success when the Swedish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently arranged a seminar at Almedalen Week on the isle of Gotland. High school student Huda Omar, who was also the moderator of the seminar, said it is important to give children and youth real and concrete opportunities to be involved.
The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently organised an event at the Ministry of Education to kick off the new school year, packed with webinars and other activities for young people.
In order to contribute to the fight against hate speech, the BEE SECURE initiative ran the #NOHATEONLINE campaign to raise awareness during the 2022-2023 school year.
Useful content for teachers, educators and other professionals
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Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?
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