Awareness

 

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.

2024-07-17 media literacy/education Danish Safer Internet Centre

Danish focus on 0–6-year-olds' use of digital media

In May 2022, the Danish awareness centre, The Media Council for Children and Young People, launched 'The First Digital Steps': a national initiative on 0–6-year-olds and digital media. The project remains relevant in the Danish context.

2024-07-17 data privacy, excessive use, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Danish Safer Internet Centre

Analogue and digital go hand in hand

In Denmark there is a strong focus on strengthening digital literacy among children and young people. A key player in this work is SSP (School, Social Services and Police), which works in collaboration with municipalities across the country to prevent crime and create a safe analogue and digital environment for young people. The Media Council for Children and Youth and the Centre for Digital Youth Care have often used the SSP network in Denmark in the context of projects that require direct contact with young people. 

2024-03-14 grooming Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Launch of the Roadshow "ZIGZAGA na NET - Navegar a Cores" for Safer Internet Day 2024

The Safer Internet Day celebrations, which took place from 6 to 8 February in Viseu, Portugal, were marked by the launch of an innovative digital awareness resource: the colouring book "ZIGZAGA na NET - Navegar a Cores". The book was developed with the aim of promoting children's digital literacy and is based on "ZigZaga na Net. Novas aventuras", in turn inspired by the stories of the second season of the ZigZaga podcast.

2024-06-17 media literacy/education Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

GILM's multistakeholder model for media literacy in Portugal: GILM’s Next Steps

GILM (the Informal Group on Media Literacy) was represented at the “Media Literacy Matters Conference” in Brussels, by Sofia Rasgado (SIC - Safer Internet Centre) and Fernanda Bonacho (ESCS - School of Communication and Media Studies) who presented the Portuguese Multistakeholder approach for Media Literacy, with a particular focus on the next steps that this informal group on media literacy is ready to take.

2024-07-10 grooming Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Romanian Safer Internet Centre hotline

The digital world offers children worldwide access to a wealth of educational and entertaining resources. However, alongside these benefits come inherent risks to their safety and well-being. Much of the content on the internet is user-generated and often anonymous, creating a real possibility that certain websites or applications may contain harmful or inappropriate material for young users. 

2024-07-10 media literacy/education Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Ensuring digital well-being for adolescents

In today's rapidly advancing digital age, discussions surrounding digital well-being have become increasingly important, especially when considering its impact on adolescents and young people who are considered digital natives. The concept of digital well-being revolves around understanding and promoting positive mental health outcomes in the context of digital technologies and services that are commonly used by individuals of all ages.  

2024-07-02 gaming Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Nurturing healthy family bonds through games

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, where routine activities often consume our time, it's essential not to overlook the importance of engaging in games and play to foster a harmonious family life. Play can help build meaningful family connections and nurture healthy relationships with children.

2024-06-28 cyberbullying Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Cyberbullying in the digital age

In today's digital age, navigating the online world comes with challenges, especially for children and adolescents. Cyberbullying has emerged as a significant concern, impacting young individuals' mental health and well-being. Initiatives like the Ora de Net project aim to provide comprehensive support and education to children, parents, and education professionals to recognise the importance of addressing these issues. 

2024-06-26 advertising/commercialism, cyberbullying, media literacy/education Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Entrepreneurial challenge for young people on a safe online world in Slovenia

At the 16th Dolenjska Entrepreneurship Challenge, young people from the south-east part of Slovenia became youth ambassadors and took on the challenge “Online world - our safe world”. Keep reading to learn more about the initiative.

Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

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