NEWS

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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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Child Focus signs Operational Protocol of Cooperation

  • Hotlines
  • 25/08/2017
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Two and a half years after Child Focus started to lobby to gain full operational competence for the analysis of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) reports in Belgium, it passed the final legal hurdle. The Operational Protocol of Cooperation containing the procedure was signed on 6 July 2017. With the signing of this Protocol, Child Focus can now analyse the reports received, rather than simply alerting the authorities.

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Safer Internet Day 2016: take your privacy into your own hands!

  • Awareness
  • 02/09/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 9 February 2016, we celebrated the annual world day for a safer internet. Safer Internet Day was celebrated this year for the thirteenth time in more than 120 countries, including 28 countries of the European Union. Child Focus organises Safer Internet Day in Belgium.

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Database of online media literacy initiatives in Belgium

  • Awareness
  • 26/08/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre
Belgium has a fragmented landscape of initiatives related to online safety due to a lack of collaboration or dialogue. Many of the existing initiatives concerning eSafety are mostly unknown among the general public, which makes it very difficult for the Belgian citizen to find his or her way in the landscape of eSafety initiatives. Additionally, many initiatives are very small and operate on a fragmented and a local level.
 
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Help! Sexting? New video campaign from Child Focus in Belgium

  • Awareness
  • 19/08/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Child Focus, the safer internet helpline in Belgium, is receiving more and more cases of 'sexting gone wrong' (or secondary sexting). 

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Time for some monkey business - Apestaartjaren 6 research (online behaviour of the Flemish youth age 12 - 18)

  • News
  • 16/08/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Today, 92 per cent of Flemish youth (12-18 years old) have their own smartphone. For them, it is their most important digital device. Young people use their smartphone in a very multifunctional way: to follow current events and to discuss homework, but also to game, stream music, and to chat. With this, smartphones slowly suppress game consoles and MP3 players.

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