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Latvia: 16,000 young people take part in "Challenge your grey cells!"

  • Awareness
  • 01/07/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Launched in January 2019 by the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Drossinternets.lv, the competition "Challenge your grey cells!" was the second large-scale knowledge test for pupils based on solving practical tasks.

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Safer Internet Day is not just on 5 February, but everyday - Looking back on a year of changes in EU policy

With Safer Internet Day (SID) just around the corner, it's time to take a look back at what has changed since the last edition for both decision makers and industry. This year, SID 2019 celebrations are taking place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 all around the world, with more than 140 countries involved. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for children and young people.

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World Book and Copyright Day: giving youth and literacy the spotlight

World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated on 23 April, is a great opportunity to celebrate our love for books, for reading and for discovery of inspiring and creative stories, people and communities.

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Intellectual property rights in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 20/04/2017
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Very often, technology is one step ahead of legislation and this makes the protection of intellectual property (IP), as well as the elimination of online piracy - especially on the internet, highly complex issues. In order to raise awareness about these topics, UNESCO designated 23 April as World Book and Copyright Day, and 26 April World Intellectual Property Day.

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eSafety learning event

From the 3-14 October 2016, the Insafe Coordination Team is hosting an eTwinning plus learning event addressing teachers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine. The learning event will focus on eSafety and digital skills, and will cover a wide range of issues including cyberbullying, privacy and online reputation, as well as risks associated with cybercrime, viruses and malware. Schools have a key role to play here in terms of providing education to pupils (and possibly parents also), in order to provide them with the skills, tools and resilience that they need to stay safe online.

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Copyright reform: Unlocking copyright for users?

  • News
  • 16/09/2016
  • BIK team

Looking at the current European agenda, copyright has become one of the prevailing trending topics especially due to its multiple associations with other action lines of the Digital Single Market strategy.  

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Modernisation of the EU copyright rules

  • News
  • 15/09/2016
  • BIK team

On the occasion of the State of the Union Address 2016 on 14 September 2016, the European Commission set out new proposals on the modernisation of copyright, bringing tools for innovation to education, research and cultural institutions, and clearer rules to all online players.

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Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

Since 2000, 26 April is the day when World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated around the globe, highlighting how intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) can boost creativity and innovation. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), intellectual property (IP) points to "creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and symbols, names and images used in commerce".
 
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eSafety Twitter Q&A

From the 1-12 April, the Insafe coordination team is hosting an eTwinning Learning event providing information and tips, as well as fostering debates on eSafety for teachers. eSafety covers a wide range of issues, including cyberbullying, privacy and online reputation. Schools have a key role to play here in terms of providing education to pupils (and possibly parents) in order to provide them with the skills and tools that they need to stay safe online. 
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