On Tuesday, 16 February 2021, the final evaluation of the competition “Production of student videos for the safe and creative use of the internet” took place successfully during an online seminar. The seminar was organised by the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, with the support of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – CYberSafety.
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.
In an exceptional situation, exceptional measures are needed! This year, in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Safer Internet Day (SID) event organised by Media Animation, CSEM, Mediawijs and Child Focus (the Belgian Safer Internet Centre), took the form of an online inspiration day: #Betternet Inspiration Day.
Online games are extremely popular with children and teenagers, often being an integral part of their daily lives. Nowadays, it is difficult to find young people who do not play games on their computers, mobile devices or special consoles. Engaging with online and video games develops knowledge and skills in an enjoyable and attractive manner. Gaming allows, initially, entertainment and familiarity with technology but, at the same time, can contribute to the development of cognitive and other skills.
The ninth national Media Literacy Week (MLW) celebrated a better and safer internet from 8-14 February 2021, including Safer Internet Day (SID) which took place on 9 February. Thousands of children, young people and adults were reached before and during the campaign week with well-planned and unique campaigns designed and implemented by several organisations.
On Safer Internet Day (SID), Tuesday, 9 February 2021, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised nationwide activities involving children, young people and adults, encouraging everyone to create a better and safer internet environment.
This past year, we’ve really experienced how we, with the help of digitalisation, have created new and exciting opportunities in our everyday lives. Workplaces, schools and other businesses have been forced to take big digital leaps forward. Lessons have been recorded and made available digitally so that students can take part in them afterwards, for example if they have been ill. Youth centres all over the country have been digitised and offered online dance classes and yoga, e-sports, chats and other digital activities for children and young people.
On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, as part of Safer Internet Day, an online conference was held in Cyprus with huge success. Titled "Together for a better internet", the conference was organised by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, with the support of the partners of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – CYberSafety and the National Strategy for a Better Internet for the Children of Cyprus. This year, the conference was held online due to the special conditions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking place in a very unusual context, the 2021 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) in France mainly focused on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the daily lives of children and families.
In the face of the global pandemic, the internet has become our daily platform for learning, working, entertainment and communication. However, besides all the good things, cyberspace is full of many dangers: harmful content, hatred, personal data use and others. On 9 February 2021, Lithuania, together with approximately 200 other countries, celebrated the international Safer Internet Day (SID), hosting various campaigns to draw attention to online safety.
A new, national survey shows that Danish children and young people love playing games! The Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) therefore celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 by launching a range of materials and activities on gaming, targeted parents and professionals working with children and young people.
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