This October marks once again the European Union's European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), with the aim of promoting online security among EU citizens. The annual cybersecurity awareness campaign is coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission, and supported by the Member States and hundreds of partners from Europe and beyond.
Creating a safer connected world: Parents and carers
Are you a parent or carer?
Parents and carers are often in the best position to influence, support, educate and protect their children, both offline and online. Through the Better Internet for Kids agenda, the European Commission, Safer Internet Centres and other stakeholders strive to support parents and carers in this role, ensuring children and young people use the internet in a responsible, respectful, critical and creative way. Read on to discover more.
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A new school year has begun and the education of students in matters of online safety is once again a compelling priority.
The 2021 edition of the annual Safer Internet Forum (SIF) kicks off today, Wednesday 6 October, with a focus on Shaping a #DigitalDecade4YOUth.
BEE SECURE, in the framework of the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre, has published new educational material on cyberbullying for young people aged 12 and over with intellectual disabilities.
As we look towards 2030, we can already foresee many exciting developments and opportunities to come for adults and children in the online world.
There are many discussions about the importance of media education for children and young people. In general - and understandably - the role of schools in teaching media competences is highlighted first and foremost. From this perspective, it is a bit surprising how little comprehensive information is available on how media education is implemented in practice. Saara Salomaa, Senior Adviser at the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI), provides an overview of its implementation in the Finnish education system.
Useful content for parents and carers
A good way for parents and carers to support their children in their digital lives is to stay aware of the issues and challenges of being online. Find some highlights below, or browse the site for more.
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