Belgian Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.childfocus.be https://www.facebook.com/ChildFocusBelgium https://twitter.com/childfocusnl https://www.youtube.com/user/childfocuscom https://twitter.com/childfocusfr
HelplineEmail address: email@example.com Website: http://www.clicksafe.be https://www.facebook.com/ChildFocusBelgium https://twitter.com/childfocusnl https://twitter.com/childfocusfr
Youth participationEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.childfocus.be/nl/preventie/veilig-internetten/jongeren
Child Focus has developed educational tools aimed at youngsters and their educators. In 2016, the Belgian helpline launched a large successful communication campaign "Surf Safe" for the second time. This year, youngsters from our youth participation work volunteered during these 10 days and were able to give some peer-to-peer support.
In 2017 we developed the website www.sexting.be. This website gives tools and tips about sexting. This website is having great success due to our 360° approach: specific material is available not only for the youngsters but also for teachers and for parents. We believe that our message should be dedicated for everyone.
The Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has many supporters, including schools, and organisations working with youth, parents and professionals. Our two main partners in the BBICO (Belgian Better Internet Consortium) project are leading associations in the awareness field: Media-Animation for the French-speaking part, Mediawijs for the Dutch-speaking part.
At government level, we are working closely with the following actors:
- The Ministry of Education (in charge of the media literacy programme).
- The Flemish Ministry of Media and Youth.
- The Ministry of the Digital Agenda.
- The Ministry of Interior Affairs (the Belgian Cyber Security Centre).
- The Ministry of Economics.
All relevant NGOs and knowledge centres are members of our Advisory Group or Consortium.
The most important and popular online platform among youngsters in Belgium, private partners in the telecommunication sector, mobile providers and ISPA are members of our Industry Involvement Working Group.