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.

2023-03-28 cyberbullying, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

Communication, education and online safety awareness to celebrate Safer Internet Day in Hungary

The Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated for the 20th time worldwide this year. The International Children’s Safety Service (ICSS) as the consortium leader of the Safer Internet Program (SIP) in Hungary, organised a special internet safety program at the Ludovika-UPS on 7 February 2023. 

2023-03-28 cyberbullying, excessive use, hate speech, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2023 in Ireland: building respect and empathy online

This year marked the biggest ever Safer Internet Day in Ireland with almost 200,000 children and young people taking part in activities around the country to mark the occasion. Hundreds of events took place all over the country to celebrate #SID2023, and these are some of the highlights.

2023-03-22 media literacy/education Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Malta celebrates successful Safer Internet Day campaign

Safer Internet Day is a global initiative that aims to promote safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile devices, especially among young people. The Maltese Safer Internet Centre, BeSmartOnline, was thrilled with the success they have achieved during this year's celebrations.

2023-03-21 grooming, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content, sextortion Greek Safer Internet Centre

Greece raised awareness for a better internet on #SID2023

More than 30,000 students from all educational levels across the country participated in the festivities organised by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) for Safer Internet Day 2023 – and thousands more set up small celebrations in their classrooms with material provided by the Greek Safer Internet Centre, sending then their creations to the SIC. 

2023-03-20 media literacy/education BIK team

International Day of Happiness 2023

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20th. This special day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2012 to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

2023-03-20 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2023 in Belgium: media education and cybersecurity

We cannot imagine life without the internet, as it provides so many opportunities. Therefore, it should also be a safe space where children and young people can be inspired, respected and protected. Based on these principles, this is how the Belgian Safer Internet Centre celebrated Safer Internet Day 2023. 

2023-03-17 excessive use, gaming, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

CO:RE launches the Education Toolkit

The Education Toolkit was developed by the CO:RE team at European Schoolnet in an extensive consultation process and co-creation workshops with teachers, practitioner, but also young people. The result is a comprehensive toolkit with relevant information and many helpful resources.

2023-03-17 advertising/commercialism, e-crime, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Latest helpline trends: Quarter 4, 2022

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls they receive and this is analysed every three months in order to look at possible trends and emerging issues. 

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.