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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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Celebrating the Global Media and Information Literacy Week in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 15/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Contemporary societies require citizens with media and information literacy (MIL) skills. To be able to engage in today's knowledge society, citizens need to acquire a set of competences that enable them to critically understand and use media and information in one of the following forms: information literacy, media literacy (for films, gaming, television) digital literacy.

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Nationwide action plan against bullying and cyberbullying in Portuguese schools

  • Awareness
  • 14/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Concerned with the bullying and cyberbullying phenomena and their potential impact on children and young people's development, the Portuguese Ministry of Education set up a "Fighting and Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying Plan" for schools to implement. 

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Cyprus – Parents' guide to safe and responsible use of the internet

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

The Cyprus Safer Internet Centre recently released a parents' guide regarding the safe and responsible use of the internet.

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Cyprus – New curriculum for development of digital skills in primary schools

  • Awareness
  • 07/11/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of Cyprus introduced a new curriculum for new technologies, at years 5 and 6 of primary education. It consists in a separate subject, developing a subject module called "Health Education – Home Economics / Design and Technology – New Technologies". This addition is expected to strengthen the mainstreaming of digital skills in all school subjects.

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Updates from the Albanian Safer Internet Day Committee

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2019
  • Albania Safer Internet Day Committee - The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA)

The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA) – the Safer Internet Day Committee in Albania – has recently opened two new structures to encourage young Albanians to participate in the political process, and to protect children and adolescents victims of sexual violence.

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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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13th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online" – Video materials now online

  • Awareness
  • 28/10/2019
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

Video materials from the 13th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online", which took place in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 September 2019, are now available online.

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Danish Safer Internet Centre focuses on image sharing without consent

  • Awareness
  • 25/10/2019
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

 "The victim is never to blame" – this was the conclusion from an agreeing panel when the Me-dia Council for Children and Young People, Centre for Digital Youth Care and Save the Children Denmark marked the launch of a new book and project on image sharing without consent.

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Insafe network meets to discuss the implications of artificial intelligence for children's online safety

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This event is an opportunity for members of the network to share experience and good practice. Participants will learn more about the latest research around artificial intelligence and machine learning, while also discussing parenting for a digital future.

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