The 2021 edition of the annual Safer Internet Forum (SIF) kicks off today, Wednesday 6 October, with a focus on Shaping a #DigitalDecade4YOUth.
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Children and young people are at the heart of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, in which the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, and other stakeholders work together to ensure that every young European has access to a digital environment where they feel safe and empowered to explore the multitude of opportunities offered, and know where to seek support if needed. Read on to discover more.
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As we look towards 2030, we can already foresee many exciting developments and opportunities to come for adults and children in the online world.
There are many discussions about the importance of media education for children and young people. In general - and understandably - the role of schools in teaching media competences is highlighted first and foremost. From this perspective, it is a bit surprising how little comprehensive information is available on how media education is implemented in practice. Saara Salomaa, Senior Adviser at the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI), provides an overview of its implementation in the Finnish education system.
The Danish Safer Internet Centre continues to use youth involvement as a tool for national awareness raising. Read about how the Danish Youth Panel encouraged adults to engage in young people’s digital lives.
Save the Children Finland’s new report on online grooming for sexual purposes is now available in English. The report, “Grooming in the eyes of a child – a report on the experiences of 11−17-year-old children on online grooming”, is based on answers from 1,762 children, gathered in February and March 2021.
The pandemic has brought new challenges to the education system. Schools have had to quickly adapt to working online, teachers and parents have had to cope with many technology-related challenges, and children are spending more time online. On the other hand, distance learning has provided an opportunity for non-formal education providers to reach schools more easily, including those in more remote locations.
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