Safer Internet Day 2024 in Hungary: phishing, online harassment, and artificial intelligence

In Hungary, a special Safer Internet Day event was held at the Telekom HQ to raise awareness about phishing, online harassment, and artificial intelligence. More than one hundred children participated in interactive games and presentations.

Date 2024-02-29 Author Hungarian Safer Internet Centre Section sid Topic media literacy/education Audience media specialist, organisations and industry
Young people and adults standing for a picture- behind them the SID logo


Young engaged with a range of informative activities

The children took part in an internet safety game led by technology-savvy mentors. They received answers to questions about the risks of connecting to open wi-fi networks. Additionally, they were shown the dangers of using USB sticks and charging through public USB ports. 

Dóra Kotroczó and Krisztián Frey from the Safer Internet Centre initiated and were responsible for the interactive programmes for children, while this year's mentors were Enikő Soós (WITSEC), Zoltán Szabó (Fortix), György Szigeti (National Bureau of Investigation), Tatjána Turányi (Quadron), and Fanni Katona (International Children Safety Service).

The most anticipated moment was the announcement of the results and the presentation of the gifts. An awareness-raising board game competition for children was launched in conjunction with the event. There were 30 entries from primary and secondary school age groups nationwide, including Gyula, Sárospatak, Szeged, Ajka and Budapest, and more than 100 students were mobilised.

The happy winners went home with gifts; the grand prize was a LEGO Education Set. The second- and third-place winners received valuable board games, and all participants received a gym bag full of surprises, including a bicycle phone holder, a bamboo speaker, wireless headphones, and a power bank.

The happy winners

Safer Internet Day was not just for children. Parents, educators and professionals were invited to awareness-raising presentations by well-known experts, covering a variety of topics, including child protection issues in media regulation, AI cybercrime risks for young people, first device use, and tips on topics such as cyberbullying, data protection, online scams and internet addiction.

Find out more about Safer Internet Day in Hungary and learn more about the work of the Hungarian Safer Internet Centre.

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