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2021-05-06 Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Focus on misinformation for Safer Internet Day in Estonia

Each year, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) focuses on one topical issue when celebrating Safer Internet Day in Estonia. This year, Safer Internet Day paid particular attention to misinformation. To this end, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre organised several events.

2021-05-03 media literacy/education BIK Team

Today is World Press Freedom Day!

Today, 3 May 2021, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. This celebration originates in 1993, when the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day, following recommendations from the UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. This day offers the opportunity for a reflection among media professionals and governments about issues related to press freedom, as well as to provide support for those subjects who are targets of the restriction or abolition of press freedom.

2021-04-28 BIK Team

Better Internet for Kids best-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, three best-practice guides have recently been published.

2021-04-23 e-crime, media literacy/education Spanish Safer Internet Centre

Celebrating a great Safer Internet Day in Spain

The traditional Safer Internet Day (SID) celebration in Spain was marked, for the first time, with an online event due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. INCIBE, the coordinator of the Spanish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), hosted the event over two days, 9-10 February 2021, under the slogan of “Together for a better internet: more connected, more secure”.

2021-04-22 cyberbullying BIK Team

International Girls in ICT Day 2021

Thursday, 22 April 2021 is the International Girls in ICT Day. This global initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) aims at raising awareness of empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider careers and studies in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

2021-04-15 excessive use Russian Safer Internet Centre

A hybrid strategy for marking Safer Internet Day in Russia

In 2021, Safer Internet Day (SID) in Russia was again held in the traditional form of Safe Runet Week, well known since 2008. Although some COVID-related restrictions for mass events were still in place, generally the programme for the week stayed as intensive as before the pandemic. The main difference was a shift for most events to online and the adoption of a “hybrid” strategy, having both offline and online participation in Safer Internet Day activities.

2021-04-14 love, relationships, sexuality (online) Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Webinar on sexuality and risk behaviour online

Making the internet safer remains a strategic objective in Portugal. According to the EU Kids Online 2020 report, approximately 1 in 4 children or young people say they have had an "uncomfortable" experience online (18 per cent for boys; 27 per cent for girls). Equally, more than half of children say they have difficulties in verifying which information online is true (53 per cent).

2021-04-13 love, relationships, sexuality (online) Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Online love and sexuality in times of COVID-19

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) in the Netherlands, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published a survey on online well-being in the COVID-19 period, with a special focus on online love and sexuality. 

2021-04-12 cyberbullying, media literacy/education Italian Safer Internet Centre

#WeAreFearless in Italy on Safer Internet Day 2021

In Italy, the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 event was hosted completely online and made available via live streaming. A debate took place between students, parents and teachers – the whole scholastic community – on how to help younger generations through a learning process on positive use of the web, the technological instruments available, and their role in good and appropriate use of the platforms.

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