AWARENESS

Within the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), National Awareness Centres (NACs) 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.

Children and Digital Marketing: Rights, risks and responsibilities

UNICEF has just published a new discussion paper on Children and Digital Marketing: Rights, risks and responsibilities complementing the Children's Rights and Business in a Digital World series.

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Children's rights in the digital environment

"How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted (…) by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive guidelines for action by European governments". 

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Internet Sans Crainte workshop for GDPR launch

  • Awareness
  • 09/07/2018
  • French Safer Internet Centre

For the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Internet Sans Crainte team, part of the French Safer Internet Centre(SIC), participated in a "celebration of digital freedoms" (fête des libertés numériques).

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UK Safer Internet Centre a finalist in 2018 ISPA Awards

  • Awareness
  • 06/07/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been shortlisted for an ISPA Award under the category Best Project or Partnership. The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), which hosts the awards, has chosen the UK Safer Internet Centre as a worthy candidate for the Best Project or Partnership Award 2018, which is one of three new awards added for 2018.

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Ransomware resource from DG DIGIT

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT)

One of the focus topics of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is cyber hygiene... that is, taking steps to ensure that your online life is healthy and secure. The European Commission's Directorate of IT Security, part of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT), has produced an informational leaflet on ransomware in a range of official languages.

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CyberReadyGame from DG DIGIT

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT)

One of the focus topics of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is cyber hygiene... that is, taking steps to ensure that your online life is healthy and secure. Read on to find out more about "CyberReadyGame", an awareness-raising board game developed by the European Commission's Directorate of IT Security, part of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT).

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Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter with the aim of keeping you informed on better internet issues.

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Insafe insights...

A new "Insafe insights…" series of reports draws on the experience and expertise of the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to tackle some of the most topical issues encountered in its day-to-day operations.

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GDPR: updated state of play of the age of consent across the EU, June 2018

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2018
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the European Union on 25 May 2018. This update of the mapping of the implementation of article 8 GDPR reflects the most recent decisions that have been made in relation to the age of consent in the 28 EU Member States. In quite a number of countries, these decisions might still be subject to further changes in the coming weeks and months.

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SWGfL publishes report into what causes young people upset online

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.

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