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 (BIK) agenda, the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) 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.

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Empowering the next generation with digital skills

It’s September, which means it’s once again time to go back to school for pupils, as well as teachers and educators. To kick off the school year that has just started, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) has decided to focus on empowering youth with the skills they need to safely navigate the digital world, and be able to recognise both the opportunities and the challenges it poses.  

Celebrating the International Day for Universal Access to Information 2023

Today, 28 September 2023, we celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information. This day serves as a reminder of the fundamental human right to access information and highlights its critical role in fostering transparency, accountability, and informed decision-making. 

Helpful apps for everyday school life

The holidays are now officially over. As a parent or carer, are you worried about how to cope with your children’s everyday school life? The Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) shows you how to make your life easier and learning fun with apps. 

Empowering the next generation: youth co-creates a seminar at a democracy festival

Youth participation was the key to success when the Swedish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently arranged a seminar at Almedalen Week on the isle of Gotland. High school student Huda Omar, who was also the moderator of the seminar, said it is important to give children and youth real and concrete opportunities to be involved.

Back To School 2023 in Italy

The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently organised an event at the Ministry of Education to kick off the new school year, packed with webinars and other activities for young people. 

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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.

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The BIK Teacher Corner is for teachers, educators and other adults who work with children and young people. It is your ‘one stop shop’ for learning and teaching about digital citizenship and online safety. You can find free information, advice and suggested resources.

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Here you can find a range of dossiers which will dive deeper into the evolving range of opportunities and risks of the online world. Deep dives provide teachers and educators with more in-depth information, advice and resources to understand specific topics/areas of risk

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What do teachers and educators need to know about the latest apps and platforms? Find out more about the services young people are using and how to access support.

Read the guide to apps

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.