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- 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
- 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
- UK Safer Internet Centre
On Wednesday, 17 April 2019, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) released the third in their series of "Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing" reports, prepared by SWGfL research partner, Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at the University of Plymouth.Read more
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the April edition of its newsletter.Read more
- Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
In Slovenia, the 2019 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was dedicated primarily to parents.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
- 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
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the January 2019 edition of its newsletter.Read more
- Vodafone UK
In this blog, Catherine Russell, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead at Vodafone UK, talks about the challenges parents face in keeping their children safe online, and the importance of helping young people to develop critical thinking skills and digital resilience. Catherine also introduces the latest edition of Vodafone UK's annual Digital Parenting magazine, providing a whole host of practical help and advice for parents, not just in the UK, but across Europe and beyond too.Read more