The festive season is finally here! As 2021 comes to end, once again facing challenging and unprecedented times, celebrations will kick off all over the world for the holidays. To look back on the past year and to celebrate the soon-to-come Safer Internet Day 2022 on Tuesday, 8 February, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) has prepared an interactive advent calendar full of useful resources and positive content.
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.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the hunt for Christmas gifts are now upon us, and online shops are once again tempting buyers with discounts and special offers. BEE SECURE gives you some tips to prevent your enticing online shopping experience from ending in frustration.
The Teen Team of the Czech Safer Internet Centre produced the short video "Let's treat each other on the internet as in real life"
This autumn, members of the Czech Youth Panel were given the task of devising a script for a short video on the topic of internet security. Subsequently, they stepped in front of the camera and, under the direction of Patrik Fiala and Martin Klesnil, who are shooting the successful podcast "At the round table" in the Czech Republic, experienced first-hand what it's like to be an actor.
Today, 20 November 2021, we celebrate World Children’s Day, a United Nations observance to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children's welfare.
In less than two weeks, on the 29 and 30 November 2021, the first KID_ACTIONS EU policy, Research and Practitioners Forum will take place in Trento, Italy. Educators, researchers, youth workers, professors, people from the IT sector and many more, will travel to Trento to take part in this forum on-site or will join the forum online. The different stakeholders will gather to discuss the important matter of preventing and responding to cyberbullying. Make sure to join this event if you are interested in or working (indirectly) on the topic of cyberbullying.
Recommendations for providers of textbooks and other teaching material on how to integrate media and information literacy in schools
The main objective of media and information literacy is to enable people to enjoy fundamental freedoms – such as the freedom of opinion and expression – as well as to seek, transfer and receive information in the most effective, inclusive, ethical and meaningful way. Salomėja Bitlieriūtė, from the National Agency for Education in Lithuania, shares recommendations for teachers and educators on how to integrate media and information literacy in their school activities.
Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting online. This event is an opportunity to facilitate sharing of experience and good practice between network countries, and to explore areas of common ground and opportunities for closer working between awareness raising, helpline, and youth participation strands.
What does our digital consumption look like? What are the benefits and challenges? Do we always feel comfortable with the amount of time we spend online? These questions are at the heart of BEE SECURE's 2021/22 awareness campaign, SuperUser.
As part of the Erasmus+ international project CyberSafe MOOC “Building teachers’ competence about cyber violence against girls”, the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana conducted a survey among headteachers in four European regions: Slovenia, Estonia, Northern Ireland and Crete (Greece). The online questionnaire researched the incidence of cyberviolence among 13 to 15-year-old pupils as recognised by headteachers.
Today, 4 November 2021, we celebrate the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying. The global observance was initiated by UNESCO in 2020, in recognition of the fact that bullying in schools and cyberbullying are an infringement of children and young people’s rights to education and well-being.
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.