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2024-07-21 Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Romanian Safer Internet Centre helpline

Nowadays children and adolescents are increasingly engaging with the online world, ensuring their safety and well-being is paramount. The internet offers a vast array of opportunities and resources, but it also presents unique challenges and risks, particularly regarding online safety and security.  

2024-06-21 media literacy/education Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Empowering youth online: the Ora de Net initiative

Volunteering is a crucial aspect of the Ora de Net project, integral to its mission of educating and informing children and adolescents about safe and responsible internet use. The dedicated Ora de Net Youth Panellists from various regions actively engage in community outreach to raise awareness and provide essential education on digital literacy. 

2024-06-21 gaming German Safer Internet Centre

What parents should know about VR gaming

Immersing yourself in virtual reality (VR) is no longer just for wealthy tech enthusiasts. VR goggles are now available on the market at affordable prices and the range of VR games continues to grow. Today, VR goggles may not be widely used in the average household, but that could change in the near future. This article summarises the most important information about VR games and it provides information for parents whose children are already using VR today.

2024-06-20 media literacy/education Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Age limit on social media platforms

Social platforms have become integral to our daily lives, offering connectivity, entertainment, and information. However, the increasing presence of children and young people on these platforms has raised concerns about age-appropriate usage and online safety. Understanding the age limits set by various social platforms is essential for ensuring responsible and secure engagement in the digital space. 

2024-06-14 media literacy/education João Brás, young person

Youth panel unravels the mysteries of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Youth Panel was a dynamic and engaging discussion platform during the Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Viseu, Portugal. It brought together young people and encouraged them to explore their concerns and perspectives regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Young person João Brás shares his reflections on the day.

2024-06-13 cyberbullying, e-crime, hate speech Greek Safer Internet Centre

Results of a Greek national survey reveals concerning data regarding online violence

The Greek Safer Internet Centre SaferInternet4Kids of FORTH conducted a survey on teenagers (12-18) between November and March 2024 on the subject of online violence. The study revealed that over half of the teenagers have been exposed to online violence either as bystanders or as victims. 

2024-06-04 media literacy/education BIK Team

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Cyprus

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE coordination teams are jointly conducting a series of 15 country visits to the national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the member states. The teams will monitor emerging issues and challenges, identify good practices that can be shared, and harvest the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 28 February 2024, an online national visit took place with the Cypriot centre.

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