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.

2021-08-03 excessive use, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Portuguese campaign encourages healthy use of technology during the school holidays

Professor Daniel Sampaio, Professor Ivone Patrão and the Directorate-General for Education, under the auspices of the SeguraNet Awareness Centre (part of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre) and with the support of Geração Cordão and the Child Support Institute, have launched the campaign “Holidays: a healthy techno place!”, which seeks to encourage healthy use of technology among children and young people during the school holidays. 

2021-07-30 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

International Day of Friendship 2021

On 30 July 2021, we celebrate the International Day of Friendship. The global observance was initiated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011 to promote "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals" as a way to "inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities".

2021-07-27 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Jacqueline Beauchere, Global Digital Safety Advocate at Microsoft

Positive online civility trends reversed one year into the pandemic, new Microsoft study shows

Teenagers and adults in 18 countries said perceptions of online civility have deteriorated one year into the global pandemic, with respondents in Poland, Philippines, Italy, Germany and Hungary reporting the sharpest net-negative sentiment, new Microsoft research shows.

2021-07-19 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content UK Safer Internet Centre

Report Harmful Content release Annual Report 2021

Report Harmful Content (RHC) recently launched their annual report for 2021, Through These Walls, analysing data between January 2020 -December 2020. Although there appears to be a worrying rise in reported cases, it is apparent there is improved public understanding of identifying and relating incidents to official bodies.

2021-07-15 media literacy/education BIK Team

Happy World Youth Skills Day!

Today, 15 July 2021, we celebrate the United Nations World Youth Skills Day. This observance originates in 2014 and was declared by the United Nations General Assembly. Every year, it offers the opportunity for dialogue between young people, education experts and institutions, policy makers and educators.

2021-07-09 media literacy/education BIK Team

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Poland

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. Due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a visit planned to the Polish Safer Internet Centre had to be converted into an online meeting that took place on 9 September 2020, bringing together a group of diverse stakeholders and SIC consortium partners. 

2021-07-08 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 set of ten country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. Due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a visit planned to the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre had to be converted into an online meeting that took place on 3 December 2020, bringing together a group of diverse stakeholders and SIC consortium partners. 

2021-07-06 gaming PEGI

PEGI age rating system officially adopted in Portugal

During Portugal’s Presidency of the European Union, the Portuguese media regulator IGAC has officially recognised PEGI as the age rating system for video games, following the implementation of a decree that regulates the authorisation of video game distribution in Portugal.

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

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