Online safety education in schools 

Joining the Ora de Net Volunteer Programme opens doors to meaningful opportunities for educators across various domains, whether in formal education, alternative education settings, or non-formal methods. The programme offers a platform to engage authentically with children and young people, providing relevant educational resources to facilitate constructive interactions.  

Date 2024-05-14 Author Romanian Safer Internet Centre Section awareness Topic media literacy/education Audience teachers, educators and professionals
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The shared goal of integrating the internet and new technologies creatively, usefully, and safely into children's lives is at the heart of this initiative. Youth Panellists are encouraged to involve, guide, inspire, and support young individuals in navigating the digital landscape responsibly.  

For educators, becoming a facilitator for online safety education in schools presents many benefits. Firstly, it allows teachers to actively engage with students on a topic that is increasingly vital in today's digital age. By leading discussions and activities centred around online safety, teachers foster a supportive learning environment where students feel empowered to make informed choices online.  Secondly, taking on the role of a facilitator enables teachers to stay abreast of the latest trends and challenges in online safety, thereby enhancing their own digital literacy skills. This continuous learning benefits teachers and equips them with the necessary knowledge and tools to address emerging threats effectively.  

Moreover, serving as a facilitator for online safety education allows teachers to build stronger relationships with their students by demonstrating care and concern for their overall well-being beyond academic achievements. By promoting a culture of safety and responsibility online, educators play a pivotal role in shaping a positive and secure digital environment for students both now and in the future.  

For those interested in gaining insights into the perspectives of digital natives and contributing to impactful educational activities, signing up for the Ora de Net Volunteer Programme is a step towards meaningful engagement. To join this initiative and participate in educational activities for students, visit our website and embark on a journey of empowerment and digital literacy.  

Find more information about the work of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline, and youth participation services, or find similar information for other Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.

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