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.

2022-10-03 grooming, love, relationships, sexuality (online), potentially harmful content, sexual harassment Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Preventing child sexual abuse with a new guidebook for adolescents

A new guidebook has been published for professionals on how to prevent child sexual abuse by helping adolescents who are sexually attracted to children. The guidebook is a product of a research collaboration on child sexual abuse prevention between MSc, PhD-student Mikkel Rask Pedersen and Save the Children Denmark and Save the Children Finland.  

2022-10-01 media literacy/education BIK Team

Happy International Day of Older Persons 2022

Every year on the 1 October, it is the International Day of Older Persons. The day has been founded by the United Nations (UN). The International Day of Older Persons celebrates the role of older persons in making wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development, but also challenges issues such as discrimination and social exclusion of the ageing population. 

2022-09-30 data privacy, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The importance of cybersecurity and media literacy going hand-in-hand

There are more and more online security threats that must be met with special care. New attacks, combined with the exploitation of users' lack of digital literacy, are among the trends that continue in cybersecurity threats. The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre explains the concerns about online safety.

2022-09-30 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, online reputation Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Media Education Forum 2022 focused on inclusive media education

The Finnish Media Education Forum organised annually by the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) celebrated its 10th anniversary this spring. This year’s forum was, for the first time ever, a hybrid event. In addition to the in-person event held in Helsinki, Finland, media education professionals also had the opportunity to join the event online. Speeches and discussions providing fresh new perspectives on media education were streamed live. Discussions focused on how to provide inclusive, in other words, equal and accessible media education for everyone.  

2022-09-30 media literacy/education BIK Team

The Positive Online Content Campaign awareness month comes to an end

September is almost over, which means that another edition of the Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) is wrapping up. Various activities took place throughout the month to raise awareness about the importance of positive online content for children, and to encourage a fruitful discussion among industry, content and services producers, parents, carers and teachers, and youth to encourage the production of more positive, playful, safe online experiences for children. 

2022-09-30 cyberbullying, e-crime, media literacy/education, online reputation, potentially harmful content Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The internet: a "game” with inexhaustible resources

It’s once again time to back to school, a new school year which will also be increasingly digital. The digital resources, applications and platforms that students can access on the internet are an important asset to their academic and personal development, provided they are used conscientiously. 

2022-09-30 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content INHOPE

INHOPE Summit 2022

On 20- 21 September 2022, INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines) held its fifth annual summit, hosted by Amazon Web Services in Washington D.C., with a theme of “Talk about it”. 

2022-09-30 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, online reputation Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre introduces interactive game "Eu e os Outros"

On the second day of the C-Days 2022 – the Portuguese annual cybersecurity conference - Raúl Melo, a psychologist from the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD), presented the "Eu e os Outros" game on the panel "Society: non-substance addiction and problematic internet use” explaining the importance of considering mental health in order to invest in prevention measures. 

2022-09-30 advertising/commercialism, data privacy, media literacy/education Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The MOOC “Cybersocial citizen” gets to its second edition

Do you know the dangers that exist in social networks? The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), through the National Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS), has launched the second edition of the open and massive online course (MOOC) "Cybersocial citizen". This training is completely free and will make you aware of all the dangers on social networks. 

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

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