On Tuesday, 8 February 2022, we celebrated the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) across the globe, including in Australia. The Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner, in its role of Safer Internet Day Committee for Australia, shares the main insights of the events that took place to celebrate the day.
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.
Today marks International Youth Day 2022. Every year on 12 August, the day is celebrated all around the globe. The day was initiated by the United Nations (UN) in 1998, to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community as half of the people on our planet are 30 or younger, and this is expected to reach 57% by the end of 2030.
The second webinar of the SIC+ programme on the role of parents and awareness raising activities that address parents
In the beginning of July, the second webinar of the SIC+ programme took place with a focus on the role of parents and awareness raising activities that address parents. Three organisations shared their knowledge and resources on this topic: COFACE Families Europe, Child Focus and Mediawijs. This article presents the key takeaways of this webinar, including links to relevant resources on the topic of the role of parents and awareness raising activities for online safety.
As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of fourteen 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. On 30 March 2022, the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Team visited the Hungarian Safer Internet Centre in Budapest.
Today marks the International Day of Friendship, celebrated every year on 30 July. The day was initiated by the United Nations (UN) in 2011 to promote "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals" as a way to "inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities".
Many parents don’t know how to talk to their children about all things happening online. That is why Child Focus provides media education for parents to teach them about what young people are doing and how to deal with it.
This new teaching unit for secondary school teachers and educators intends to raise awareness among young people about the risks related to sexting. It is based on a fictional story about a young girl who becomes a victim when exchanging intimate content.
The 16th edition of the international conference “Keeping children and young people safe online” is taking place next September
The largest conference in Poland on online threats and safety will take place on 27-30 September 2022. Experts from all over Europe will gather to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to the safety of children and young people on the internet. This year's conference programme will include, among other topics, excessive internet use and online-offline balance in the post-pandemic era, risky behaviour of youth, cyberbullying and hate speech online.
Today marks the World Youth Skills Day 2022. Every year on 15 July, the day is celebrated around the world to promote the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship. The day has been founded by the United Nations (UN).
It is a natural instinct for parents and carers to want to protect their children from dreadful and unpleasant events, but it is instead crucial for parents to be willing and able to talk to children about wars and other emergency situations, in a child-appropriate way. The Greek Safer Internet Centre has developed a resource to assist parents, carers and educators in navigating this difficult topic with young people.
Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?
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