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Safer Internet Day 2019 in the Czech Republic

  • Awareness
  • 22/03/2019
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In the Czech Republic, the CZ.NIC association – used Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 to introduce its new project, aimed at preserving children's online safety. The CZ.NIC association has been acting as a coordinator of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) since 1 January 2019. The Czech helpline is operated by partner organisation, the Safety Line. CZ.NIC will continue to operate the Czech hotline STOPonline.cz, which received a record number of reports in 2018.

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Looking back on a decade of safer internet activities in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 18/12/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

As 2018 draws to an end, it's a good time to reflect on how far Safer Internet Centres (SICs) have come. Next year marks the start of a new two-year funding period for Safer Internet Centres in Europe, under the EC's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), building on previous funding cycles in creating a safer and better internet for Europe's children and young people. While the National Safer Internet Centre (NCBI) in Czechia will be ending its engagement in the Safer Internet project and handing over the baton to a new project consortium, it looks back over the last decade of its involvement and summarises what has been achieved…  and what it will pass on to its successors.

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The pre-Christmas season is the riskiest time of the year for children

  • Hotlines
  • 17/12/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Martin Kožíšek, from Association CZ.NIC, administrators of the Czech hotline, presents the conclusions of a Seznam.cz survey on young people and sexual offers on the internet.

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#Dayoffline and the #SaferInternet4EU campaign

  • Awareness
  • 19/10/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In 2018, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) launched the #Dayoffline campaign in partnership with Czech online media portal Flowee, with the aim of raising awareness about screen time addiction among young people.

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Czech children will use social networks illegally from May 2018

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

As already reported several times on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018, presents a number of challenges in relation to Article 8 which contains specific requirements regarding consent for the processing of personal data of children. Here, colleagues from the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) update on the situation in their country.

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SID 2018 in Czechia - children call to have their say!

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In the Czech Republic, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated SID 2018 with their key target audience: children. 

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Children's rights in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Each year, on 20 November, we celebrate Universal Children's Day. The day is linked to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and was first proclaimed by the United Nations on 20 November 1989 – long before the current digital era!

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Czech hotline introduces a new mobile app

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The CZ.NIC Association operating STOPonline.cz – the Czech internet hotline, operating as part of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – recently launched a mobile app for reporting illegal online content.

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iSejf 2016 had a happy ending… despite being about Romeo and Juliet

  • Awareness
  • 18/05/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The Czech iSejf 2016 competition has come to an end. For this year's edition, the topic was connected to the greatest playwright of all time – William Shakespeare. The Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) received several dozen entries connected to various plays and stories, created in a variety of formats. It was not easy to chose the best one but, in the end, the jury selected a winner.

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Shakespeare, iSejf and Facebook

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

William Shakespeare online. Romeo and Juliet on Facebook. Young people in the Czech Republic can win a London vacation and visit the Globe Theatre and Facebook's headquarters.

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