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- Greek Safer Internet Centre
The Greek Safer Internet Centre is celebrating the start of the new school year by publishing new digital material for every educational grade, on the SaferInternet4Kids platform. The "Back to school 2019" package can be used as a tool in the classroom or at home to strengthen children's knowledge of how to navigate safely online.Read more
- Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu
Parenthood has undergone a transformation in today's digital and data-oriented society. Many gadgets offer the option of monitoring, analysing, saving and even sharing our offsprings' development, behaviour or movement online. Although many believe that technological aids make the challenging tasks of parenting slightly easier, active use of digital gadgets has brought about a completely new problem – datafication of childhoods. Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, reflects on the implications these trends are currently having on parenting.Read more
- Cyprus Safer Internet Centre
For a third consecutive year, the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a series of workshops at children's summer camps on the "Creative and safe use of the internet".Read more
- BIK Team
We are now entering the second week of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month. This week, we focus on parents and teachers, and on their important role in guiding their children and pupils in the digital world to ensure that they interact with the best content available and have positive online experiences.Read more
- BIK Team
Some say that the internet is ruining children's reading and writing skills; but positive online content has the potential to help even the youngest children to learn how to read and write, and to discover new languages online. To mark International Literacy Day (ILD), which takes place on Sunday, 8 September 2019, we look at a number of fun and educational online resources promoting literacy from all over Europe.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has tested the newly released Wizards Unite smartphone game and shares some advice with parents on how to best support their child in using this game safely.Read more
- Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
Slovenian awareness centre SAFE.SI organised its 2018-19 award competition for primary school pupils, who participated with 140 various projects of fine arts, comics and videos, which have delighted the jury. On Thursday, 30 May 2019, the winners were invited to the final event in Ljubljana, where they watched a documentary and received their awards.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has completed the 2019 Childnet Film Competition, which is delivered as part of their work for the UK SIC.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has put together this Family Summer Challenge so families can have fun this summer, online and offline.Read more
- Polish and German Safer Internet Centres
The 13th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online" will take place on Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at the Airport Hotel Okęcie in Warsaw, Poland.Read more