AWARENESS

Within the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), National Awareness Centres (NACs) 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.

Building a sustainable digital future with the European Safer Internet Centres

In these times of intense debates on the future of Europe, the Insafe/INHOPE network of European Safer Internet Centres reflects on past achievements, current challenges, as well as on the road ahead.

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Promoting tolerance and cultural diversity in the digital era

Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. To emphasise this, on Tuesday, 21 May 2019, the world celebrates the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

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Technology in the home – New UK report on young people, internet use and wellbeing

  • Awareness
  • 07/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

On Wednesday, 17 April 2019, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) released the third in their series of "Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing" reports, prepared by SWGfL research partner, Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at the University of Plymouth.

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COFACE-Families Europe – April 2019 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the April edition of its newsletter.

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Digital ghost stories; impact, risks and reasons

  • Awareness
  • 03/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In February 2019, the "Momo Suicide Challenge" caused worry in homes and schools across the United Kingdom. Fuelled by sensationalist headlines and misinformation on social media, the hoax quickly escalated into a moral panic with parents fearing for the safety of their children.

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#DigitalRespect4Her – Insafe resources on online violence against young women

The #DigitalRespect4Her campaign is an initiative launched by Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel to raise awareness of the gender-specific violence young girls and women face online on a daily basis. Indeed, women are 27 times more likely than men to be harassed online (this includes online sexual harassment and stalking) and they sometimes face such abuse at a very young age.

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Young Europeans and democracy: it's complicated

Studies carried out in various European countries in the latest decades all come the same conclusions: young Europeans disengage from – and sometimes, even disavow – democracy. Yet, there is more to this picture; the rise of digital technologies has empowered young people to participate in the democratic process in new ways.

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Resources from the Insafe network on democracy and political participation

To mark the European Youth Week, which focuses on "Democracy and me", the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Team curated a few engaging resources on democracy and political participation, targeted to young people. All these resources were designed by members of the Insafe network, across Europe.

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Celebrating the 2019 International Girls in ICT Day

Thursday, 25 April 2019 marks the International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), aiming to encourage and empower girls and young women to choose studies and careers in the field of ICTs, enabling both girls and ICT companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

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#DigitalRespect4Her, a campaign against online violence against girls and women

Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel launched #DigitalRespect4Her on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, with Members of the European Parliament, including President Antonio Tajani. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the violence that women face online on a daily basis.

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