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.

2022-05-19 media literacy/education Danish Safer Internet Centre

Online safety guide for parents now available in English

The Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has developed a guide containing information, guidance and inspiration for parents and carers with 7-12-year-old children.

2022-05-18 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

War on the news

At the moment, it is hardly possible to keep children away from the current news, and many parents and teachers struggle with finding child-appropriate and suitable answers about the war in Ukraine. Positive online content can support them in finding online news and information which is age-appropriate and free of frightening images and messages. Below you can find child-friendly news sources across a range of European countries, along with a selection of resources on how to talk to children about the war. 

2022-05-18 cyberbullying, media literacy/education Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

Animated cartoons for the annual student video competition for a safe and creative use of the internet in Cyprus

On Thursday, 3 February 2022, the student video competition for a safe and creative use of the internet came to an end with the final evaluations of the participants’ works. The competition 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 CYberSafety. The competition was once again held online due to the ongoing pandemic.  

2022-05-17 media literacy/education BIK Team

SIC+ programme: a collaboration between the network of European Safer Internet Centres and like-minded organisations around the world

In 2020, the SIC+ programme made its official debut, broadening the European network of Safer Internet Centres with countries from across the globe. This article outlines the nature and activities of the SIC+ programme that aims, through cooperation by its members, to make the internet a safer and better space for everyone. 

2022-05-15 media literacy/education BIK Team

Happy International Day of Families

15 May marks the International Day of Families. The day is an initiative from the United Nations (UN) and focuses on raising awareness of issues relating to families and increasing the knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic processes affecting families. 

2022-05-12 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

What does the internet say about you? New awareness-raising campaign for senior users

"Strong passwords and chicken soup never hurt anyone" is just one of the slogans of the new campaign by the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre, coordinated by the National Cyber Security Centre (CNCS), and the Portuguese Order of Psychologists to raise awareness about online safety and cybersecurity among older internet users.

2022-05-11 media literacy/education BIK Team

The new Better Internet for Kids strategy is out! Introducing BIK+

Today, the European Commission has adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), with the aim to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. This new strategy comes ten years after the first BIK strategy, and during the European Year of Youth, spotlighting the voices and ideas of young people themselves.

2022-05-11 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, online reputation Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Youth Internet Monitor 2022 is out: Which social networks do young people in Austria use?

Every year, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre Saferinternet.at presents the current data on the use of different social media platforms by Austrian youth. Which social networks are currently the most popular among young boys and girls in Austria? The results are collected in the Youth Internet Monitor

2022-05-04 media literacy/education BIK Team

Better Internet for Kids will participate in Europe Day 2022 celebrations

On Saturday, 7 May 2022, a series of activities will take place at various EU institutions to celebrate Europe Day (9 May). Better Internet for Kids (BIK) will participate in the in-person event with a dedicated space at the European Commission where the BIK agenda and initiatives will be showcased, alongside online safety games and interactive activities for children and young people from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs). 

2022-05-03 media literacy/education BIK Team

Today is World Press Freedom Day 2022

Today marks World Press Freedom Day 2022. Every year on 3 May, this day is celebrated to remind governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom. The day has been founded by the United Nations (UN).

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

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.