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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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Bulgaria: Are children empowered to benefit from the internet?

  • Awareness
  • 07/02/2017
  • Global Kids Online/Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

New findings from Global Kids Online Bulgaria, launched today, Safer Internet Day 2017, by the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), reveal that children are spending more time online at increasingly younger ages. Even though many of them are technically competent and skilled internet users, few children take full advantage of the online opportunities or act in a proactive way.

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World Teachers' Day

  • News
  • 05/10/2016
  • BIK team

Today we celebrate World Teachers' Day!

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COFACE - September newsletter now published

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

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Closing the digital generation gap

  • News
  • 03/10/2016
  • BIK team

Saturday, 1 October 2016 was the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. This annual day of celebration encourages us all to reflect on the role of older persons in making wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development, along with the challenges older persons may encounter such as discrimination and social exclusion. Here on the Better internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we use the occasion as an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges older persons may encounter in the digital age.

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YouTube stars interview European Commission President Juncker

For many young digital influencers in Europe, using social media and video-sharing platforms has become intrinsic in their daily routine whenever they want to disseminate information. Recognising the potential of these platforms to bridge gaps between the policy makers and European youth, European institutions are increasingly using such technologies as dissemination tools also.

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EU Code Week

The fourth edition of EU Code Week is fast approaching, taking on the challenge of teaching European citizens how to code. 

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