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Positive content and well-being at home
- Games and activities to learn and enjoy technology at home. Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained at home? Technology can be a good option, as long as we use appropriate content with an educational purpose. This article offers a compilation of entertaining resources to play at home and learn about online safety.
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- It's time to advance digital skills. We've moved from the classroom to emergency remote teaching. The change is complex, but it is also an opportunity to educate children in digital skills. INCIBE, through Internet Segura for Kids, offers tips on privacy, digital identity, protection against viruses and scams, and positive relations.
- Now more than ever, teach your students how to identify hoaxes and fake news. These days, social networks and messaging apps are working at full capacity. Lots of news, memes and videos are coming to our phones, and also to our students' phones, who don't always know how to manage them. Now is a good time to teach them how to manage all the information they receive.
- Preparing for parental mediation. The role of parents in teaching digital skills is always crucial but, in the current situation, it becomes even more relevant. Internet Segura for Kids offers tips to prepare yourself to guide your children, prepare their online environment, and accompany them in their learning process.
Emergency remote teaching
- Cybersecurity tips for teachers telework. Working as a teacher from home can be new, but it can also be an opportunity to develop lessons in an innovative and motivating way. While we adapt to the new working and communication methods, we need good online safety habits more than ever before. Internet Segura for Kids has complied five guidelines to work from home in a cyber-secure way.
The Spanish Safer Internet Centre also provides helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need!
In addition, we'll be bringing you a range of articles and insights on the opportunities and challenges of being online during COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks. Keep checking the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal and follow our social channels on Twitter (@Insafenetwork and @SafeInternetDay) and Facebook (@SaferInternet and @SaferInternetDay) for the latest news, information, advice and resources from the Insafe network and from other stakeholder organisations on staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.