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In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Belgium

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. From 5-6 December 2019, the Safer Internet Centre in Belgium was visited, bringing together a group of diverse stakeholders and SIC consortium partners at the Child Focus office in Brussels.

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Internet Safe and Fun – An awareness initiative in partnership with industry

  • Awareness
  • 30/04/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

On  Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Child Focus worked with the private sector for the tenth year to raise awareness among fifth and sixth grade children of the importance of the safe use of the internet and social networks through the "Internet Safe and Fun" prevention programme. 

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Friend Zone, a digital escape game for teenagers

  • Awareness
  • 28/04/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

In Belgium, Technopolis officially introduced Friend Zone, a brand-new digital escape game developed by IBM, Child Focus, LUCA School of Arts and Technopolis. The game connects to the world of young people aged 14-18 and presents them with a series of digital and social challenges related to hacking, sexting, privacy, new technologies and disinformation. Schools can book the game.

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Together for a better internet on Safer Internet Day in Belgium

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) with the theme "Together for a better internet!". Belgian young people, just like their European peers, have a real passion for the internet, but don't always use it safely. Therefore, the goal of SID is to promote a rich, creative, but also safe digital experience among young people.

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Safer Internet Day 2019: A tool to make a pledge for a better internet in Belgium

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2019
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) developed an online pledging tool – which Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society tried on Tuesday 5, February 2019 at the Child Focus headquarters. 

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Campaign against child sexual abuse material on social media and the dark web

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2019
  • Stopchildporno.be, the Belgian hotline

With the creative help of communication firm Wunderman, Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Child Focus continues its fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through its hotline stopchildporno.be.

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Belgium places a spotlight on cyberbullying for SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 23/03/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. Read on to find out more about how the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated the day with some royal support.

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New sexting challenges – experiences from Denmark

A recent research report, deSHAME, Digital Exploitation and Sexual Harassment Among Minors in Europe, found that 8 per cent of 13-17 year olds in Denmark, Hungary and the UK had shared nude/nearly nude images of other people that they knew without their permission but 41 per cent had seen people sharing nude/nearly nude images of someone that they knew. Similarly, the research found that 27 per cent had witnessed young people sharing images or videos of someone they know doing sexual acts in the last year.

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Sex Thing - The theatre play that treats its audience as offenders

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Child Focus, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, has launched a new musical theatre show for schools meant to raise awareness about the risks of sexting.

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Sexting.be - A holistic approach to sexting

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

In Belgium, Child Focus, Sensoa, Jong & Van Zin, Mediawijs and O'kontreir have joined forces to address the issues surrounding sexting, especially in case of 'sexting gone wrong'. The result? Sexting.be, an online portal for everyone who has questions about sexting.

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