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- French Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Safer Internet Day was marked in 170 countries around the world – the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was part of the celebrations, with one specificity however; in France, Safer Internet Day lasts for an entire month.Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) shares a concise overview about a discussion published in the Estonian newspaper Õpetajate Leht on the inclusion of digital literacy and basic digital skills in schools across the country.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the April edition of its newsletter.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
With the pledge that every day will be Safer Internet Day (SID), children, young people, educators, parents and all other stakeholders in Greece participated in the celebration of SID 2019.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reflects on the importance and risks posed by the digital divide, in particular regarding the daily life of older generations, as well as the activities undertaken to remedy this problem.Read more
- BIK Team
Safer Internet Day (SID) is drawing closer, and people in more than 140 countries around the world are planning their activities in preparation for the big day (Tuesday, 5 February 2019). 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. Parents, carers, teachers and educators have a key role in this regard, as they are responsible for educating children and young people to the potential and risks of the digital world.Read more
According to multiple studies, around 40 per cent of Romanian pupils are functional illiterates, meaning that they can read and write, but cannot understand or interpret the content. This is the highest rate in the EU, with high implications on the future workforce and long-term productivity. Economic interpretations show that this issue strongly affects the country's GDP.Read more