Panel discussion with YouTubers for Safer Internet Day in Croatia

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Croatia celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) with a panel discussion for elementary school children, and a series of awareness sessions in schools throughout the country.

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Panel discussion with famous YouTubers

The main event of the SID celebrations in Croatia was hosted by the elementary school Tina Ujevića, in Zagreb, and organised by the Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (HAKOM) and three major telecommunication providers (A1 Croatia, Croatian Telecom and Tele2). The school gathered 150 of their students to actively participate in a panel discussion with six famous Croatian YouTubers (Ribafish, Malajski Tapir, PVT Mole, Lavvek, Mashinthebeauty, Ema Luketin).

Pictures of the Safer Internet Day celebrations in Croatia

Participation of schools in SID 2020

Safer Internet Day was widely celebrated in schools across Croatia, which shows the broad national effort taking place to educate all internet users about ways to protect themselves online. 568 schools and organisations marked SID 2020 in the country. Among other things, an innovative and diverse Education Package was offered to facilitate the organisation of the celebrations, which included a board game designed by the Croatian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), an educational picture book for pre-school children, workbooks for elementary schools and various other promotional and educational materials. It also included a set of guidelines for teachers and experts who work with children, on how to react to cases of cyberbullying. The Education Package is available on the website of the Croatian SIC.

Lectures on online safety for children and adults

The helpline coordinator held a lecture on online safety and privacy in the elementary school Ivana Gundulića in Zagreb, for 47 pupils from the 6th-8th grades, as well as in the elementary school Vladimir Becić in Osijek, for 29 pupils from the 8th grade. They also held a lecture on "Growing up in a digital jungle" to 21 parents and 22 teachers from the elementary school Ivana Gundulića in Zagreb. This effort aimed to raise people's awareness of this important topic, while at the same time showing determination and readiness to participate in creating a better and safer online environment for children, and to promote the protection of children and young people.

The Croatian SIC looks forward to Safer Internet Day 2021 and hopes for even better results next year!

For more information about Safer Internet Day activities in Croatia, download the infographic about SID successes in Croatia, and visit the Croatian Safer Internet Centre's Safer Internet Day profile page.

Find out more information about the work of the Croatian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.
 

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