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Latvia – "Wify's Game" on online safety and media literacy

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

As part of the social campaign "Superheroes on the internet", the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Drossinternets.lv) has developed and issued "Wify's Game", which is the first board game presented to Latvian schools that covers many aspects of using the internet safely and smartly. "Wify's Game" is issued in 3,000 copies and is available to Latvian schools for free.

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Supporting children's digital literacy from kindergarten – a priority for schools

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2018
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre

Stéphane Chaudron, who works on research projects dedicated to Empowering Children Rights and Safety in emerging ICT at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), reflects on the results of the latest study she has contributed to, with Rosanna Di Gioia and Monica Gemo, entitled "Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology – A qualitative study across Europe".

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Can technology and digital education rescue the Romanian educational system?

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.

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Code Week 2018 is here!

Participate with your students from 6-21 October 2018 and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons.

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World Teachers' Day 2018

On Friday, 5 October 2018, we will celebrate World Teachers' Day, an initiative launched in 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers. 

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Participate in EU Code Week 2018!

EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement celebrating creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. It aims to give programming more visibility, to show people of all generations how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills, and bring motivated people together to learn. This year, it will take place from 6 - 21 October.

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From internet users to digital citizens: Digital literacy definitions and models continue to evolve

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2017
  • Safer Internet Armenia (safe.am)

Safer Internet Armenia was actively involved in the recent EuroDIG session "From internet users to digital citizens" held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 7 June 2017. The session, co-organised by the Internet Society European Affairs Bureau, gathered experts from business, government, academia and civil society to discuss what digital literacy means in today's internet environment and how the existing skill sets can be upgraded. Successful examples of digital literacy initiatives were examined and best digital skills strategies at community level were debated.

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Get set for Get Online Week 2017

Get Online Week takes place between 27 March and 2 April 2017 tackling the three key issues of Cybersecurity, eServices, and Employment and entrepreneurship. The campaign will be supported by the I-LINC platform - read on to discover more.

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Get Online Week in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual digital empowerment campaign in Europe that engages and encourages people to use technology and the internet with confidence and with skills that allow them to benefit from the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organised each year in March by Telecentre Europe (TE), an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.

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New free educational material on digital empowerment for secondary schools

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2017
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2017, Vodafone and Veiliginternetten.nl launched new free educational materials "Safe and Social" aimed at secondary schools. This package of four lessons focusses on digital empowerment and resilience. Also available are e-zines for young people and parents. Already 448 (out of 638) secondary schools have shown interest in the materials.

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