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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Denmark: Digital rights and GDPR for young people

  • Awareness
  • 11/03/2019
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) raised awareness about young people's digital rights, by releasing a new online magazine "Persondata-hva'-for-noget?" ("GDPR-what?").

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SID 2019 in Denmark: digital rights and GDPR

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

In preparation for the next Safer Internet Day (SID), taking place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is creating resources and organising awareness-raising activities on digital rights and the GDPR in partnership with Danish pupils.

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Let us unite for a more tolerant internet!

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2017
  • Ľuboš Perniš, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, we asked our Youth Ambassadors to tell us what the theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet" means to them. Here, Ľuboš Perniš shares his views on the issue of intolerance online.

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European Commission welcomes cooperation for a better internet for minors on SID 2017

Today, millions of people in 120 countries are participating in Safer Internet Day. The 2017 motto is "Be the change: unite for a better internet". 

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New study: Young people in Austria feel unsettled by fake news

  • Awareness
  • 06/02/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

On the 14th international Safer Internet Day, taking place on 7 February 2017, the Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at will present the results of its recent study on the topic of "Internet rumours: How do teens evaluate information found on the internet?". Social networks are the main information resources for young people in Austria, although they are not perceived as trustworthy. 86 per cent of the respondents indicate that they are insecure as to whether information found on the internet is true. They expect support from their parents and their teachers to acquire media literacy.

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COFACE - January newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the January edition of its newsletter.

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eTwinning, the community for schools in Europe, is celebrating SID 2017!

eTwinning is the largest community for schools in Europe. It offers a safe platform for teachers to collaborate, share innovative practices, and engage in online-based projects with students from 42 countries.

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Operation Uncool – collecting YOUth's thoughts on uncool behaviour online

"What do you think about uncool behaviour online?" is the question that entices YOUth from all over the world to get on board the Operation Uncool initiative. This is actually an online consultation that seeks to collect views, ideas and thoughts from YOUth on cyberbullying by means of four missions run on the RErights platform. Each mission asks YOUth to go through a range of activities and answer questions related to the topic of the mission.

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Generation notification: Why do our brains love notifications?

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2017
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Let's face it, we love it when we view that tiny red or blue number that appears on our social media profile page or on our phones. It tells us that somebody has something to say about us or to us, left us a comment or is liking one of our pictures. Notifications amplify our self-worth; they give us a sense of belonging as we know that someone out there is interested in what we have to say or do.

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Raising awareness of data protection

Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day, as it is known outside of Europe) is a global, annual celebration marking the anniversary of the signing of the Council of Europe's Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, on 28 January 1981. In line with this, in April 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe launched Data Protection Day, celebrated ever since on 28 January.

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