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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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Veilig Online goes European

  • Awareness
  • 24/04/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Safely Online (in Flemish, Veilig Online) is a joint initiative from Gezinsbond and Child Focus. It has several interactive modules and focuses mainly on online safety parenting tips. This project will be extended in Europe in the framework of an Erasmus+ project. 

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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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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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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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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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Women in tech: Workshop about online violence and cyber security

In cooperation with the Ministry of Equal Opportunities of the Brussels Capital Region, the Digital Leadership Institute (DLI) lead a seminal campaign called ‘Move It Forward', engaging teens and adult women addressing cyber violence in their communities. 

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