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- Czech Safer Internet Centre
In September 2019, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC), in cooperation with the National Cyber and Information Security Authority, launched an online course called "Digital Footprint", intended primarily for children aged 10-13. This interactive game focuses on online privacy and associated social phenomena such as personal data abuse, sexting, digital privacy or cyberbullying.Read more
- BIK Team
Every October, we celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), a campaign aiming to promote the importance of information security among citizens and organisations, by sharing simple steps that can be taken to better protect their personal, financial and/or professional data.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) had a very busy summer, campaigning on digital parenting and providing important recommendations on the importance of getting to know the digital world for parents with children aged 0-8.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
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) took part in a gathering of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Community in July 2019, and held a workshop on digital citizenship and digital literacy.Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
In 2019, Safer Internet Day (SID) was a great opportunity for the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Internet Sans Crainte to renew its awareness programme, by catering to its target groups' main needs. This meant developing a campaign dedicated to collecting qualitative data on the target audience's uses of digital devices.Read more
- Spanish Safer Internet Centre
In Spain, the 2019 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) consisted in one main event mixing conferences, debates and arts, as well as a multitude of events in schools throughout the country.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
In the United Kingdom, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by mobilising people across the country "Together for a better internet" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us.Read more
- Computing and Information Association (CIA), the Tanzanian Safer Internet Day Committee
Each year, Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated in February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technologies for children and young people. Globally, SID is celebrated in over 150 countries, and coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission. In Tanzania, SID is coordinated by the Tanzanian SID Committee, hosted by Computing and Information Association (CIA). This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebration took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in the Netherlands. For the occasion, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) looked forward to seeing the results of their research project on the attitudes of parents of children aged 12-17 towards their children's use of digital devices published.Read more