NEWS

On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.

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Massive Open Online Course - "Bullying and Cyberbullying: Prevent & Act"

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The National Plan for Preventing and Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying was launched in October 2019 by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. Entitled "A School Without Bullying. A School Without Violence", this plan aims to provide educational communities with a series of instruments that may help them prevent and combat efficiently these forms of violence, especially among the youngest.

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Safer Internet Day in Poland – The power of local involvement

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2020
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Poland managed to beat its 2019 record number of local initiatives organised on Safer Internet Day (SID). The SID 2020 campaign has resulted in 4,600 institutions actively involved in undertaking online safety-related initiatives. Nearly 900,000 children, youth, parents and teachers participated in SID actions throughout the country.

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Safer Internet Day activities in Malta

  • Awareness
  • 17/03/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the Maltese online safety calendar. Through the BeSmartOnline! project, the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) strives to empower and protect children and young people from risks associated with online activity. The aim is to ensure access to a safe online environment and inspire a national discussion about using technology responsibly, respectfully and creatively.

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"Caught in the net" Safer Internet Day event in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 17/03/2020
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Latvia celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID), an international observance in which everybody is invited to reflect on the importance of online safety and how we can contribute to a better internet for children and young people. To mark SID, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised various activities and events involving pupils, teenagers and adults.

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INHOPE #reportit – Where your reports go

When you report something to a hotline in your country you may wonder what impact this has. In the majority of cases, the INHOPE member hotlines work both indirectly and directly with law enforcement officials and internet service providers. This means that when you report content you believe to contain child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to your local hotline, this information will be passed to the police who do have the power to investigate the crime that is being committed. In some instances, the hotline can even report the content to the internet service provider and have the content removed directly from the internet.

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Release of Dutch online safety lesson materials for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 16/03/2020
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

For the 2020 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) relied more importantly on collaboration with partner organisations, resulting in two main events: the European Youth Day with Europol and the Dutch helpline; and the official launch of new lesson material with Google and one of the SIC's partners. The Dutch SIC also published a press release on a research they conducted, looking at the way parents and children react in case of online emergency. 

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Microsoft Portugal organises Safer Internet Day workshops

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Microsoft Portugal is part of the consortium of organisations within the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC). For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, Microsoft Portugal joined efforts with the GNR (Guarda Nacional Republicana) and NOS to promote awareness raising and training actions on the correct and safe use of the internet, ensuring that students know the main rules to safeguard their safety as internet users. 

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Safer Internet Day in Italy - #WeAreFearless campaign

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2020
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised an event for Safer Internet Day (SID) in the National Museum of Pietrarsa, in the region of Naples.

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Discussing proper internet use in Hungary for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 12/03/2020
  • Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

The Hungarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) introduced the Hungarian agenda for the Safer Internet Day (SID) initiative at a press conference held together with the National Cybersecurity Institute of the National Security Service and the National Police Headquarters. 

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Safer Internet Day awareness sessions and student competition in Iran

  • Awareness
  • 12/03/2020
  • Anarestan (Amin Strategic Management Development Co.), the Iranian Safer Internet Day Committee

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Iran celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) for the third consecutive time, thanks to the commitment of Anarestan (Amin Strategic Management Development Co.). The event saw the participation of Mr. Mahdi Sheikh, Member of the Cultural Committee of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

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