Awareness

 

Within the European network of Safer Internet Centres, national awareness centres focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends. They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers with the skills, knowledge and strategies to stay safe online and take advantage of the opportunities that the internet and mobile technologies provide.

The network also works extensively with other stakeholders, such as the research community, industry and other NGOs, to extend the reach of key messages and awareness-raising actions.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to awareness-raising work.

To find contact details for your national awareness centre, visit your Safer Internet Centre profile page.

2023-02-01 gaming, media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Dutch Media Literacy Week 2022

The successful Dutch Media Literacy Week 2022 – Like and Cancel (4 to 11 November 2022) is now behind us. This year, the campaign to raise awareness for media literacy was geared towards promoting pro-social behaviour online. By standing up for another when witnessing offensive behaviour online, you’re making clear that it is unacceptable. If we work together, we can change the social norms enabling this kind of hurtful behaviour. 

2023-01-31 cyberbullying, excessive use, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Tips for parents about media-related problems

Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) offers support for parents about media-related problems with their children through parents’ support services. MLL also runs a helpline for children - Child and Youth Phone and Chat. MLL’s helpline expert Anna Weckström writes about the concerns that parents have regarding digital media and children. MLL’s helplines are a part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre. 

2023-01-30 hate speech, media literacy/education, online reputation Latvian Safer Internet Centre

President of Latvia and Latvian Youth Panel discuss the impact of disinformation on the general perceptions about Latvia

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, in cooperation with the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the global development and education organisation "IREX" within the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022 organised the discussion "The image of my Latvia. How to distinguish true information from disinformation?" at the Latvian Presidential Palace.  

2023-01-24 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Two weeks until Safer Internet Day 2023!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is almost here – on Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we will be millions around the globe, joining forces “Together for a better internet”. This edition is extra special, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of this international day. Are you ready? How are you going to get involved in celebrating with us?

2023-01-17 data privacy, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content German Safer Internet Centre

What are smartwatches?

Smartwatches are worn on the wrist like a digital watch. This makes them one of the so-called wearable devices: these are electronic devices that are worn on the body. 28 per cent of young people in Germany now own such wearables, according to a recent survey. The German Safer Internet Centre shares tips for parents. 

2023-01-16 gaming, media literacy/education Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Social initiative to educate young internet users

The Latvian Safer Internet Centre, together with Latvian major internet service provider TET and other partners, have launched the social initiative "When you use the internet, remember safety!", which will help the youngest digital users (4 to 7 years old) to learn about safe and responsible internet use, and involving parents and educators in the learning process.  

2023-01-10 media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Media ‘Ukkie’ Days campaign in The Netherlands

The 2022 edition of the Media ‘Ukkie’ Days campaign took place from 25 March - 1 April 2022. Over the course of the campaign, countless parents were helped with tips, tools and advice. The new ‘Iene Miene Media’ study was also presented, full of insights into how parents experience the media education of their little ones.  

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.