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.

2024-06-14 media literacy/education João Brás, young person

Youth panel unravels the mysteries of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Youth Panel was a dynamic and engaging discussion platform during the Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Viseu, Portugal. It brought together young people and encouraged them to explore their concerns and perspectives regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Young person João Brás shares his reflections on the day.

2024-06-13 cyberbullying, e-crime, hate speech Greek Safer Internet Centre

Results of a Greek national survey reveals concerning data regarding online violence

The Greek Safer Internet Centre SaferInternet4Kids of FORTH conducted a survey on teenagers (12-18) between November and March 2024 on the subject of online violence. The study revealed that over half of the teenagers have been exposed to online violence either as bystanders or as victims. 

2024-06-04 media literacy/education BIK Team

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Cyprus

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE coordination teams are jointly conducting a series of 15 country visits to the national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the member states. The teams will monitor emerging issues and challenges, identify good practices that can be shared, and harvest the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 28 February 2024, an online national visit took place with the Cypriot centre.

2024-06-04 media literacy/education BIK Team

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2024

Today, 4 June 2024, the world observes the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982, this day honours the innocent children who have suffered as victims of aggression while also reaffirming the global commitment to promoting their rights and well-being.

2024-06-03 media literacy/education Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Discerning between fact and fiction

In the ever-expanding digital landscape, staying informed and discerning between fact and fiction online is paramount, particularly for children, parents, and education professionals. the Romanian Safer Internet Centre newsletters address various online phenomena, providing clarity and recognition of these issues when encountered. They also produced a podcast series hosted by Ora de Net program ambassadors, exploring critical thinking, and navigating fake news in the digital age.  

2024-06-01 media literacy/education BIK Team

Global Day of Parents 2024

Today, Saturday, 1 June 2024, people are coming together to celebrate the Global Day of Parents, a day dedicated to highlighting the importance of parents in nurturing and protecting children. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, this day aims to honour parenthood globally and raise awareness of the essential role of families in our societies.

2024-05-23 media literacy/education, online reputation, potentially harmful content Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Sharenting: tips for parents and caregivers

In the era of social media, sharenting has become a prevalent practice among parents. Involves the sharing of their child's photos, videos, and milestones online. While the impulse to document and share these precious moments with friends and family is understandable, it is crucial to recognise the long-term implications of this digital footprint on a child's privacy and security. 

2024-05-21 media literacy/education BIK Team

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2024

Today 21, May 2024, marks the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This day, proclaimed by the United Nations, highlights the importance of cultural diversity and the essential role it plays in fostering dialogue, understanding, and sustainable development. In an increasingly globalised world, protecting and promoting cultural diversity is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity for ensuring peace and prosperity for all.

2024-05-19 media literacy/education Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Embracing JOMO: finding joy in offline experiences 

In today's hyperconnected world, where the internet has become an integral part of daily life, a new phenomenon has emerged: FOMO, or the Fear Of Missing Out. This pervasive fear drives individuals to constantly seek validation and connection online, often at the expense of their mental well-being and offline experiences. However, amidst the relentless pursuit of virtual validation, there lies a growing movement known as JOMO, or the Joy Of Missing Out. Explore the dynamics of FOMO and JOMO, their impact on mental health and productivity, and strategies for cultivating a healthier relationship with technology to promote overall well-being in the digital age. 

2024-05-17 media literacy/education BIK Team

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated annually on 17 May to highlight the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in our lives and promote its positive impact on global societies. This day marks the anniversary of the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. This year, the theme is digital innovation for sustainable development.

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