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 agenda, the European Commission, Safer Internet Centres 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.

Stay up to date

Check out a selection of news for you.

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. 

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". 

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. 

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. 

“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.

Discover more news

Useful content for teachers, educators and other professionals

Be aware of the issues which might be affecting the children and young people in your care with our useful guides and tools.

Inappropriate content is a term used to capture a wide - and ever-increasing - range of problematic content online. From hate speech to images of self-harm or pro-ana websites, alongside all of the amazing content online there is some which is inappropriate for different audiences, or which can be harmful.

Read the guide on inappropriate content

Sexting can pose a significant challenge for young people. Images are often shared between two people as part of a relationship; both parties are willing to do this and neither thinks that the images will ever be shared more widely. Sexting usually comes to the attention of a school when something goes wrong.

Read the guide on sexting

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.