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2022-01-17 data privacy, media literacy/education, online reputation Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

Mum, Dad, do you have to take another photo of me? And post it online?

Holidays are a time when we can relax, far away from the stresses of everyday life. Parents and children enjoy wonderful moments together – and we naturally want to hold on to these memories. In a matter of clicks, a couple of photos are taken and – thanks to technical possibilities – are posted directly onto social networks. Not only teenagers, but also parents are doing this more and more frequently. 

2022-01-13 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Greek Safer Internet Centre

SaferInternet4Kids’ Youth Panel contributes to IGF workshop on online gender-based violence

SaferInternet4Kids (the Greek Center for Safe Internet (EKAD) of FORTH) participated in the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Together with Maltese and UK members of the Insafe delegation, representing the network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, representatives hosted a workshop titled "Mind the Gender Gap OR Mend the Gender Gap". 

2022-01-12 media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Challenge 2021 All Inclusive

In 2021, six projects received an incentive contribution to help realise a media literacy initiative with which they are able to increase and/or promote inclusivity. From co-creation with students to inclusive design of AI (artificial intelligence), the six initiatives each focus in their own way on inclusive design, inclusive reach or inclusive media. Read on to discover more. 

2022-01-10 advertising/commercialism, data privacy, gaming, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content, technical settings Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

Smart toys under the Christmas tree?

If you glanced through toy catalogues in the run-up to Christmas, you undoubtedly came across some ‘smart toys’; that is, toys that are connected to the internet. BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre, reveals the pitfalls of these devices and what to look out for when buying and selling them. 

2021-12-14 data privacy, media literacy/education Greek Safer Internet Centre

Information campaign on online frauds by the Greek Safer Internet Centre and the National Cyber Security Authority

At a time when online interactions and activities have increased rapidly due to the ongoing pandemic, which has seen more and more children and young people spend an increasingly high amount of time in the digital world, new forms of fraud are constantly emerging, making online safety education for users an urgent and primary need.

2021-12-15 cyberbullying, excessive use, gaming, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content, sexting German Safer Internet Centre

“klicksafe fragt…”, a new podcast by the German Awareness Centre, klicksafe

klicksafe, the awareness-raising node of the German Safer Internet Centre, presents the new podcast series “klicksafe fragt…” (klicksafe asks…). In it, complex topics relating to the online safety of children and young people are discussed in detail. Are social networks a good idea for children and youth? Is the gaming community harmful? What approach should parents and carers take on the topic of sexting? In the podcasts, klicksafe invites experts and professionals to discuss these and other key questions.

2021-12-15 media literacy/education BIK Team

Stay safe with positive online content through the festive season

Children are using digital content and services more and more, and especially during the ongoing pandemic to stay connected with family and friends, for schoolwork and learning, but also for fun and entertainment when many other activities cannot take place. Positive online experiences through child-friendly digital offerings play a more important role than ever before.

2021-12-15 cyberbullying, gaming, media literacy/education, online reputation Czech Safer Internet Centre

ON-LINE ZOO, a new series of short stories about online safety

The resource catalogue of the CZ.NIC association has recently been expanded with the publication of a new digital series of short stories, ON-LINE ZOO - Poems. This collection of playful poems was created as an extension of the book ON-LINE ZOO, originally created by the Austrian Safer Internet Centre and translated into Czech, which introduces children of pre-school and earlier school grades to the most common risks associated with the use of the internet. The original texts were turned into poems by Libor Manda, project manager of the Czech Safer Internet Centre.

2021-12-15 media literacy/education INHOPE

Hotline expansion into high-risk countries

Is everyone able to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) they might encounter on the internet? The answer is no. This question often disturbs people or unbalances them, because they cannot believe that people record and distribute the sexual abuse of children. By reducing the supply of CSAM, we reduce demand, as well as access to this content. And network expansion is how we can address the many parts of the world that do not yet offer public reporting. 

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