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.

2021-04-13 love, relationships, sexuality (online) Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Online love and sexuality in times of COVID-19

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) in the Netherlands, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published a survey on online well-being in the COVID-19 period, with a special focus on online love and sexuality. 

2021-04-12 cyberbullying, media literacy/education Italian Safer Internet Centre

#WeAreFearless in Italy on Safer Internet Day 2021

In Italy, the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 event was hosted completely online and made available via live streaming. A debate took place between students, parents and teachers – the whole scholastic community – on how to help younger generations through a learning process on positive use of the web, the technological instruments available, and their role in good and appropriate use of the platforms.

2021-04-09 cyberbullying, data privacy, hate speech, media literacy/education, online reputation Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

Annual student video competition on safe and creative use of the internet

On Tuesday, 16 February 2021, the final evaluation of the competition “Production of student videos for the safe and creative use of the internet” took place successfully during an online seminar. The seminar was organised by the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, with the support of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – CYberSafety.

2021-04-08 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2021 in Belgium – #Betternet Inspiration Day

In an exceptional situation, exceptional measures are needed! This year, in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Safer Internet Day (SID) event organised by Media Animation, CSEM, Mediawijs and Child Focus (the Belgian Safer Internet Centre), took the form of an online inspiration day: #Betternet Inspiration Day.

2021-04-06 advertising/commercialism, excessive use, gaming, grooming, potentially harmful content Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

Online games: useful tips for parents

Online games are extremely popular with children and teenagers, often being an integral part of their daily lives. Nowadays, it is difficult to find young people who do not play games on their computers, mobile devices or special consoles. Engaging with online and video games develops knowledge and skills in an enjoyable and attractive manner. Gaming allows, initially, entertainment and familiarity with technology but, at the same time, can contribute to the development of cognitive and other skills.

2021-04-06 media literacy/education Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Media Literacy Week aims for media literacy for all ages in Finland

The ninth national Media Literacy Week (MLW) celebrated a better and safer internet from 8-14 February 2021, including Safer Internet Day (SID) which took place on 9 February. Thousands of children, young people and adults were reached before and during the campaign week with well-planned and unique campaigns designed and implemented by several organisations.

2021-04-05 Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Latvia celebrates Safer Internet Day with a nationwide quiz

On Safer Internet Day (SID), Tuesday, 9 February 2021, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised nationwide activities involving children, young people and adults, encouraging everyone to create a better and safer internet environment.

2021-03-02 potentially harmful content, sexting, sextortion Swedish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2021 in Sweden

This past year, we’ve really experienced how we, with the help of digitalisation, have created new and exciting opportunities in our everyday lives. Workplaces, schools and other businesses have been forced to take big digital leaps forward. Lessons have been recorded and made available digitally so that students can take part in them afterwards, for example if they have been ill. Youth centres all over the country have been digitised and offered online dance classes and yoga, e-sports, chats and other digital activities for children and young people.

2021-04-01 excessive use, media literacy/education Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

Online conference “Together for a better internet” Safer Internet Day 2021 in Cyprus

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, as part of Safer Internet Day, an online conference was held in Cyprus with huge success. Titled "Together for a better internet", the conference was organised by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, with the support of the partners of the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – CYberSafety and the National Strategy for a Better Internet for the Children of Cyprus. This year, the conference was held online due to the special conditions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021-04-01 excessive use French Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2021 in France

Taking place in a very unusual context, the 2021 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) in France mainly focused on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the daily lives of children and families.

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