NEWS

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Using serious games to educate children about cybercrime in the Netherlands

  • Awareness
  • 28/11/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has started a collaboration with Flavour, a non-profit organisation that engages with children on different key topics through gamification. One such topic is cybercrime – for this purpose, the Flavour team invented a game, called HackShield. 

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Latvian survey on parents' attitudes towards cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 25/11/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In Latvia, the "Bite Your Finger" campaign is organised by the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), mobile operator BITE, the Latvian Child Helpline 116111, the State Inspectorate for Protection of Children's Rights and the state police. As part of this campaign, a survey was conducted in the country about parents' perceptions of cyberbullying and its consequences on the children victims of it.

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"Responsible Internet Service Provider" initiative calls for improvements to cybersecurity in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 20/11/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Information Technology Security Incident Prevention Institution CERT.LV cooperated with the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and Internet service providers (ISP) to raise awareness of the initiative "Responsible Internet Service Provider", aiming to increase Latvia's cybersecurity capacities and to improve cooperation in the notice and takedown of illegal content online.

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End Child Sex Abuse Day – Focus on child participation in INHOPE hotlines

The internet and new technologies have brought a new dimension to the sexual exploitation of children. To mark the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse – also known as End Child Sex Abuse Day – on Monday, 18 November 2019, we take a closer look at the work of INHOPE hotlines to put an end to the (re-)circulation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

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#CHECKYOURFACTS – Don't believe everything on the internet!

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2019
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BEE SECURE launches its new annual awareness campaign, "#checkyourfacts - Don't believe everything on the internet!", which focuses on the theme of online disinformation. 

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Legislating on the use of mobile phones in schools – a French story?

The French government recently adopted, under the supervision of Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, a law prohibiting the use of smartphones in elementary and middle schools. Below, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reviews the law, its implementation, and answers some practical questions parents and teachers may have, while at the same time reflecting on the effectiveness and relevance of such a measure.

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"No to harassment" – A French national plan of action against cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 22/10/2019
  • French Safer Internet Centre

The sixth edition of the French "No to harassment" prize – a competition open to students aged 8-18 – took place on Monday, 3 June 2019, and was organised by the Ministry of Education with the support of the main partners of digital education in France. This nationwide initiative aims to improve the school climate in France by establishing a truly national approach to the fight against bullying.

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A look back at the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre's awareness and education activities

  • Awareness
  • 15/10/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

From September 2018 to June 2019, the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a total of 263 lectures, seminars and workshops involving for 9,871 students, 841 teachers and 983 parents.

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October is European Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October, we celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), a campaign aiming to promote the importance of information security among citizens and organisations, by sharing simple steps that can be taken to better protect their personal, financial and/or professional data.

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Portuguese Safer Internet Centre looks back on summer campaign activities

  • Awareness
  • 23/09/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) had a very busy summer, campaigning on digital parenting and providing important recommendations on the importance of getting to know the digital world for parents with children aged 0-8. 

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