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Gezinsbond and Child Focus look back on their participation in the #SaferInternet4EU Awards

At the 2018 edition of the Safer Internet Forum, Belgian organisations Gezinsbond and Child Focus won first prize in the "Organisations" category of the #SaferInternet4EU Awards; an initiative launched by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as part of a year-long campaign to support children, young people, parents, teachers, and other EU citizens to become empowered and responsible digital users. One year later, they look back on this experience and how it has enabled them to take their parents' training programme – Veilig Online or Safely Online – further.

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"Sometimes things just fall into place" – Nina Jelen on her participation in the #SaferInternet4EU Awards

  • Awareness
  • 31/10/2019
  • Nina Jelen, winner of the 2018 #SaferInternet4EU Awards' "Teachers" category

At the 2018 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), Nina Jelen, a Slovenian elementary school teacher, won first prize in the "Teachers" category of the #SaferInternet4EU Awards; an initiative launched by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as part of a year-long campaign to support children, young people, parents, teachers, and other EU citizens to become empowered and responsible digital users. One year later, Nina looks back on this experience and how it has changed her career – and her life!

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Drive change, hack online hate – Join the SELMA conference!

The "Drive change, hack online hate" conference is a collaborative event organised by the SELMA project and open to everyone interested in hacking hate speech. It will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, 10 October 2019.

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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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Football clubs : a surprising partner in raising awareness about online safety

  • Awareness
  • 30/01/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

At the RSCA Anderlecht football club youngsters get more than just a sports training. The club attaches great importance to other aspects of their teenager members' lives. One of these aspects is their safety online: as future football stars, knowing how to present oneself online, is key to future success. 

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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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"Internet: Safe & Fun" Workshops

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

Child Focus mobilizes the web industry by placing the issue of proper use of social media by children in their corporate social strategy. 

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