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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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How do young people show civil courage online?

  • Awareness
  • 03/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at was involved in a major study on the topic of "Civil Courage 2.0". The insights show how important bystanders' role is in online conflicts. 

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New study shows that young people in Austria feel stressed by digital media

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

On the 16th international Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has presented the results of their recent study on the topic of "The digital time stress of young people". The insights show how young people deal with smartphones in their daily life.

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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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Austria – New study on sexual harassment and violence online

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

In May 2018, Austrian helpline "147 Rat auf Draht" and SOS Kinderdorf jointly released a study on how young people in Austria are affected by sexual harassment – in particular, grooming – and violence online.

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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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GDPR: The question of minimum age on social networks after May 2018

  • Awareness
  • 03/04/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

As of May 2018, with the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), stronger rules will apply on data protection. The Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has looked at the measures taken by the largest social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube and Musical.ly regarding the minimum age guidelines for their usage. 

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Austria celebrates Safer Internet Day 2018

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. With a theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Find out how the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked the day.

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The discriminating effects of being offline in the everyday

  • Awareness
  • 23/01/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

An ÖIAT-study by Saferinternet.at, the awareness-raising node of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), considered issues relating to "offliners" – that is, those who don't use online technologies. Read on for an overview of the findings.

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