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- ChildSafeNet, the Nepalese Safer Internet Day Committee
Safer Internet Day was celebrated for the first time in Nepal on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. ChildSafeNet organised an event to mark the day at Labim Mall, Lalitpur, with the slogan "Together for a better internet". The entertaining and informative event was organised to promote safer use of the internet and to raise awareness on online safety among children and young people.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the youth media Teen Station launched a campaign promoting positive online behaviour and countering hate speech online and cyberbullying on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at Bulgaria‘s main event celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID).Read more
- BIK Team
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), the European Commission announced the next steps in the EU to increase the protection of children and young people on the internet.Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
Henry Jakobson, Estonian Dad and blogger, explains how he strives to reconcile his activity as a family blogger, while also trying to protect his online privacy and safety, and most importantly, his children's.Read more
- Stopchildporno.be, the Belgian hotline
- Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline
Nettivihje, the hotline of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) joined forces with the National Bureau of Investigation to create the successful #BeSafeOnline campaign, which emphasised the importance of adopting digital safety skills as part of everyday activities.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Screen time has, since the inception of television, been cited by parents and educators as being an issue among children and youth. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones seems to have rekindled such worries, particularly in view of the fact that unlike TVs, these powerful devices are portable. The situation is further exasperated by the myriad of activities available through such devices such as; socialising, particularly through social networking sites and messaging services as well as entertainment through media streaming and games.Read more
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
The Latvian "Superheroes on the internet" campaign was dedicated to media literacy and children's safety on the internet. As part of it, seminars for teachers and primary schools were organised in five Latvian cities and towns to help them acquire five "super abilities" that enable safe, responsible and meaningful use of the internet.Read more
- Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline
Advisors of Save the Children Finland have, in their work, come across a phenomenon in which suggestive images taken by and of children and adolescents have spread uncontrollably over the internet and ended up in inappropriate or criminal use. This phenomenon is also recognised by the police. Save the Children Finland set out to work in collaboration with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to protect children in digital media.Read more
- Italian Safer Internet Centre
Generazioni Connesse, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has just launched a new campaign to promote the appropriate use of the new technologies for children, parents and teachers.Read more