Within the European network of Safer Internet Centres, national awareness centres focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends. They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers with the skills, knowledge and strategies to stay safe online and take advantage of the opportunities that the internet and mobile technologies provide.

The network also works extensively with other stakeholders, such as the research community, industry and other NGOs, to extend the reach of key messages and awareness-raising actions.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to awareness-raising work.

To find contact details for your national awareness centre, visit your Safer Internet Centre profile page.

2023-02-07 media literacy/education BIK Team

Happy Safer Internet Day 2023!

Today is the day! On Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) – the annual flagship campaign to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe online. With a theme of "Together for a better internet", today calls upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. 

2023-02-07 media literacy/education BIK Team

New BIK Teacher corner launched on Safer Internet Day 2023

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2023, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) launches a new Teacher corner. The BIK Teacher corner is a special section of the Better Internet for Kids website and is meant for teachers, educators and other adults who work with children and young people. There they can find free information, advice, and suggested resources to help to educate and support youth to safely and positively navigate their digital world.

2023-02-07 media literacy/education BIK Team

The Better Internet for Kids annual report 2022 is out

The Better Internet for Kids review of the year 2022 is released on the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2023, Tuesday, 7 February. During 2022, the European Year of Youth, young people showed their commitment to building an environmentally friendly, safe, and inclusive future. Their optimism was in stark contrast to the war on Europe’s borders and the upheaval for the world caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This report provides an overview of a multitude of stakeholder efforts to both protect and empower children and young people in their digital lives.  

2023-02-03 gaming, media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Challenge Together Social Online 2022: these initiatives contributed to a more social online world

During the Media Literacy Week in 2021, the Dutch Media Literacy Network laid out a challenge: if we want social media to be a welcoming place for everyone, we have to start working together now. Because there is a lot at stake. Together, we can encourage a more positive social online behaviour. We promised that the network would continue with this theme in 2022. That is why, earlier this year, the network called on partners to commit to a more social online world, with the Social Online Together challenge. These are the winners for 2022. 

2023-02-01 gaming, media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Dutch Media Literacy Week 2022

The successful Dutch Media Literacy Week 2022 – Like and Cancel (4 to 11 November 2022) is now behind us. This year, the campaign to raise awareness for media literacy was geared towards promoting pro-social behaviour online. By standing up for another when witnessing offensive behaviour online, you’re making clear that it is unacceptable. If we work together, we can change the social norms enabling this kind of hurtful behaviour. 

2023-01-31 cyberbullying, excessive use, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Tips for parents about media-related problems

Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) offers support for parents about media-related problems with their children through parents’ support services. MLL also runs a helpline for children - Child and Youth Phone and Chat. MLL’s helpline expert Anna Weckström writes about the concerns that parents have regarding digital media and children. MLL’s helplines are a part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre. 

2023-01-30 hate speech, media literacy/education, online reputation Latvian Safer Internet Centre

President of Latvia and Latvian Youth Panel discuss the impact of disinformation on the general perceptions about Latvia

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, in cooperation with the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the global development and education organisation "IREX" within the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022 organised the discussion "The image of my Latvia. How to distinguish true information from disinformation?" at the Latvian Presidential Palace.  

2023-01-24 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Two weeks until Safer Internet Day 2023!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is almost here – on Tuesday, 7 February 2023, we will be millions around the globe, joining forces “Together for a better internet”. This edition is extra special, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of this international day. Are you ready? How are you going to get involved in celebrating with us?

2023-01-17 data privacy, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content German Safer Internet Centre

What are smartwatches?

Smartwatches are worn on the wrist like a digital watch. This makes them one of the so-called wearable devices: these are electronic devices that are worn on the body. 28 per cent of young people in Germany now own such wearables, according to a recent survey. The German Safer Internet Centre shares tips for parents. 

Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

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