* Please note – resource listings are being added to regularly, so please check back often for the latest information *
- Distant learning website. The Italian Safer Internet Centre encourages teachers to visit the distant learning website launched by the Ministry of Education to find support in preparing emergency remote teaching.
- School in times of Coronavirus, the point of view of SottoSopra children. With schools and universities closed, teachers are delivering their lessons with emergency remote teaching. Students from Venice have created some top tips for teachers on how to make distance learning more effective and attractive from their point of view. Moreover, they invite other students to share their ideas and needs.
- Coronavirus resources. The Italian Safer Internet Centre has launched a new web page to help students, teachers and parents in time of the pandemic. The daily life of families, teachers and children was upset by a long quarantine, during which we had to redefine new daily routines. In this extraordinary scenario, digital technologies are playing an even more central role in the life of each of us. Away from relatives and friends, we have tried to maintain relationships with the people we care about through messaging apps, social networks and every tool that allows us to feel them closer. To work, teach, take classes, inform us or spend free time, our time online has significantly increased.So how can teachers, parents and children face this particular period of our history in the best possible way, using technologies in a conscious and correct way? How to defend ourselves from the risks of an unprecedented hyper-connection?What are the best strategies to make digital teaching more effective from an educational and relational point of view? How to support children and teenagers at home? How to use the internet in a safe and informed way? On the new webpage, we try to answer these questions through useful resources (articles, webinars, videos, fact sheets etc ...) aimed at teachers, parents and children.
The Italian Safer Internet Centre also provides helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, it provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. 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.