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Children's screen time during homeschooling and coronavirus

  • Awareness
  • 27/04/2020
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Ever since schools have closed in Austria, remote teaching has become children's new daily reality. Some children perceive it as the freedom to structure their day between leisure and working time independently, while others – especially those with learning difficulties and their parents - struggle with homeschooling. Another consequence of the COVID-19 crisis is that children's screen time has significantly surged.

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Austrian Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The Austrian Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles (in German) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.

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A BIK Youth Ambassador's experience at DomainPulse

  • Youth
  • 01/04/2020
  • Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador

In February, Lili Leisser, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador from Austria was invited to the Domainpulse event, organised by nic.at, DENIC and SWITCH. She shares her experience in the article below.

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Austrian Safer Internet Centre celebrates 15 years of activities on SID

  • Awareness
  • 09/03/2020
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Austria celebrated Safer Internet Day with a multi-stakeholder conference to discuss supporting children and young people growing up in the digital age.

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Safer Internet Day study on younger children's digital media use

  • Awareness
  • 28/02/2020
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) released a study on the digital media habits of children aged 0-6.

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The story of Forky or how YouTubers make money with fear

  • Awareness
  • 02/10/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

A spoon or a fork? In Toy Story 4, "Forky" is a sympathetic figure, but was recently used by prominent YouTubers to spark fear among children.

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Saving Hogwarts – A guide to the Wizards Unite game

  • Awareness
  • 23/08/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has tested the newly released Wizards Unite smartphone game and shares some advice with parents on how to best support their child in using this game safely. 

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Young people and social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2019

  • Youth
  • 08/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

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Austria is Back2School with #Saferinternet4EU

  • Awareness
  • 07/09/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

EU Commissioner Gabriel visited the Bundesrealgymnasium Feldgasse today, together with the Austrian Federal Minister Faßmann. During this Back2School event, a milestone in the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, students discussed safe internet usage.

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How young people use social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/04/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

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