NEWS

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SIMOOC: A joint MOOC for teachers in Austria, Germany and Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 24/11/2017
  • Austrian, German and Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centres

A MOOC – massive open online course – is an online course with open access via the web. Saferinternet.at (part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre), klicksafe (part of the German Safer Internet Centre), and BEE SECURE (part of the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre) have developed a free "Safer internet MOOC" in German. Called SIMOOC, it shows teachers how to use the internet safely in the classroom.

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How to deal with new media within the family

  • Awareness
  • 23/11/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has updated its popular brochure "Medien in der Familie". This updated resource aims to help parents to deal with the digital challenges which they may encounter in everyday life.

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Artificial intelligence and the future

  • Awareness
  • 06/10/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Saferinternet.at, recently attended the "Future Innovators Summit" of the Ars Electronica Festival. Read on to find out more about the event.

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Facing the challenge of fake news

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

In the June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin, we look at the highly topical issue of fake news. Here, Saferinternet.at, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), outlines how it is meeting the challenge with resources such as a bingo card, a parental video guide and educational material for teachers.

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Trainers' meeting: BEE SECURE meets Saferinternet.at

  • Awareness
  • 16/11/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

After waiting two years, and thanks to Erasmus+/Youth in action, a visit by the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Saferinternet.at, to the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre, BEE SECURE, was finally realised. And we all loved it, learned a lot and brought home not only more kilos on the scale, but good ideas for our work!

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Children's book ‘The Online-Zoo' builds digital competence and empowers young ones

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

In May 2016, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published a fully illustrated storybook for children: ‘The Online-Zoo'. This 60-page book teaches young kids (aged 3-6) digital competences and media literacy in a playful, age-appropriate way.

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Sextortion – decision tree resource

  • Helplines
  • 28/06/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

A new English-language decision tree has been created addressing a current hot topic in the online world – sextortion. Produced by saferinternet.at and rataufdraht.at (part of the the Austrian Safer Internet Centre), the decision tree is part of the ‘Think about' series inviting young people to reflect on their online behaviour and how to protect themselves online.

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Saferinternet.at goes digi.komp!

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian Ministry of Education has implemented a digital competences strategy. Named ‘digi.komp'(www.digikomp.at), it targets young people in the age groups of 6-10 and 10-14 years. The initiative aims to increase the probability that children and young people will get in touch with digital technologies and receive an education in the field of digital skills.

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International conference on child online safety

On Wednesday, 4 May 2016, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (FFOS) of the University of Osijek, Croatia, organised an international conference on child online safety in cooperation with the Croatian Safer Internet Centre (Centra za Sigurniji Internet). The conference brought together different stakeholders as well as some international representatives of the joint Insafe-INHOPE network

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Data protection: How to protect one's privacy on Instagram and Snapchat... with step-by-step privacy guidelines

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Pictures, videos and emojis are becoming increasingly important for online communication – especially with children and young people. Two of their favourite apps for sending photos are Instagram and Snapchat.

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