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Using serious games to educate children about cybercrime in the Netherlands

  • Awareness
  • 28/11/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has started a collaboration with Flavour, a non-profit organisation that engages with children on different key topics through gamification. One such topic is cybercrime – for this purpose, the Flavour team invented a game, called HackShield. 

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Top tips on making youth participation work

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Over the last few years, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has managed quite well to get young people to participate actively in events related to better internet issues. One of the SIC's main missions is to make youth participation self-evident for partners, and for this purpose, the SIC shares a few lessons learned on youth participation below.

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#DigiTuesday – Nation-wide Dutch study on children's digital literacy in the classroom

  • Awareness
  • 26/09/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commissioned a research on how digital literacy is progressing in primary schools according to teachers, school directors and ICT coordinators. The results were published on Tuesday, 24 September and received broad national media coverage on television, radio and in newspapers.

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Preparing parents for a digital dialogue with their children

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

What are children doing with the media available to them? What are they playing? What kind of videos are they watching on the internet? Should you be worried? The questions are many and varied, and often parents feel left behind… so how do they get ahead of their children's online life?

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in the Netherlands: Research on digital parenting

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2019
  • 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. 

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Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights

  • Awareness
  • 11/12/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

From 16-23 November 2018, the ninth edition of the national Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) took place in the Netherlands. On this occasion, many activities were organised.

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"Iene Miene Media" 2018 study on media education of young children

  • Awareness
  • 26/10/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In the Netherlands, 45 per cent of parents think that children learn by watching videos on their smartphone or tablet by themselves, while that is not the case. That is what the 2018 "Iene Miene Media" research shows. 

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Placing a focus on youth and cybercrime on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 16/03/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, right across the globe. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) placed a focus on youth and cybercrime as part of a range of activities and initiatives.

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Generation Media: becoming media literate together during Dutch Media Literacy Week 2017

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2017
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Starting the dialogue about media use and skills, learning from each other and becoming media literate together: that's what this year's Dutch Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) was all about. The 8th edition of the yearly campaign took place from 17-24 November 2017. With the brand new Media Literacy Debate for youngsters, more than 165,000 children registered for the MediaMasters Game, and around 130 activities took place all over the country. As we celebrate a successful week, read about some of the highlights below.

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Media literacy as a vehicle for dealing with fake news

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The topical issue of fake news is the focus for the June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin. Here, Mediawijzer.net, part of the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC), shares some examples of media literacy approaches for combatting the problem.

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