New information website for parents in Hungary now live

Gyerekaneten.hu, (which means, in Hungarian, "Child on the net") a dictionary-structured website operated by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) was launched on Sunday, 1 March 2020. The website sets out to provide parents with a brief translation and explanation of the digital world in which their children seem to navigate with confidence.

2020-04-14 National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), the Hungarian hotline awareness, hotlines parents and carers

The colleagues of the NMHH internet hotline's legal advisory service provide parents with advice and explanations on specific terms and various phenomena, encouraging them to start a discussion on with their children on their online safety and well-being. The website shows the dangers and risks as well as why and how children have fun in the online world, while also recommending online safety for the whole family, as well as conscious decision-making tools for complicated online situations.

The website covers several themes, from algorithms to fact-checking. It also presents popular social networks, such as Ask.fm or YouTube; online threats, such as phishing or ransomware, along with protective measures. The website also dives into the topic of online dating and the world of video gaming. It was launched with 80 one-page entries, while its dictionary features 250 expressions, abbreviations, and slang words.

The entries are inter-referenced, while keyword searches lead to further entries, offering many possible paths for browsing. Visitors can test their newly acquired knowledge with quizzes. Every month, the website will feature a highlighted topic from an independent expert.

Visit the website at gyerekaneten.hu. This article was initially published on the INHOPE website and is reproduced here with permission.

Find out more information about the work of the Hungarian 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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